Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2003 Issue

June 10, Dodge City, Kan. / Boeing 757

At approximately 1000 mountain time, the captain of a Boeing 757-200 was rendered incapacitated when he was hit on the head by the cockpit doorís upper blow-out panel. The airplane was cruising 34 nautical miles southwest of Dodge City when the incident occurred. A flight attendant was attempting to secure the door after delivering a tray of refreshments. The first officer diverted to Denver and landed uneventfully....

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