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Dear Jan

Scenario
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In a International commercial flight one hour before departure the pilot or copilot reports unwell, sick due to fever, cold, viral or bacterial infection etc.


1. The Flight is cancelled informing the passengers.
2. The Flight is delayed and the flight takes off after the pilot or copilot becomes well informing the passengers.
3. A Backup Pilot or Copilot (who either is unwell) is called by the
airlines carrier and the Flight takes off informing the passengers.

Which among the above three is the aviation rule does the airline carrier follows for the above scenario ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
The government only has laws as to who must be certificated, the correct number of crew, and have the required rest period for the aircraft to fly. As long as the airline meets those requirements they can choose how to handle the problem. With the above choices the airline may (and often does) do any of them.

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