An Airbus A330 flight to Accra, Ghana, had to return to Brussels airport in Belgium, where the flight captain fell ill and fainted shortly after take-off.
The plane spent an hour in the air before landing in the Belgian capital, where the co-pilot took control of the plane and intercepted the altitude. The information is from a specific aviation site Simple flight.
Radar data show that the maximum altitude reached by the 11-year-old Airbus A330-300 was 27,000 feet and about 8,200 meters. He flew to the Belgian airport while flying northeast of the French capital, Paris.
Brussels Company The airline operates only commercial flights on the route between Brussels, Accra and Lome, the capital of Togo, the final destination of the aircraft. According to the British website, there were 285 people on board Airbus when the incident was reported on Monday (29). Aviation Herald.
Although no details were given about the captain’s health, the special website said he was “unable to complete the flight” and that the safest decision was to return to the starting point. According to an airline spokesman, the only information Brussels Airlines has confirmed is that the pilot’s problem has nothing to do with it. Coronavirus.
“Another captain took charge and was able to operate the flight with the help of the rest of the original team,” the airline spokesman added. Herald. The first flight took off at 11:35 am local time (7:35 am GMT), departed from the airport again at 3:05 pm and arrived in Accra, Ghana at 8:13 pm (which varies by hour from the Belgian capital).
Flight SN277 is repeated at Brussels International Airport. It leaves the site three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, according to the aviation website. RadarBox.com.
Kotoka International Airport (ACC) is the only stop for foreign flights in Ghana. The flight then departs from Lom-Tokyo International Airport, the capital of Togo on the African continent, in just 55 minutes.
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