An Airbus A330 bound for Accra, Ghana had to return to Brussels Airport, Belgium, when the flight captain became ill and passed out shortly after takeoff.
The aircraft spent an hour still in the air before landing at its original location, the Belgian capital, with the copilot taking control of the aircraft and hindering altitude gain. The information is from the specialized aviation site simple flight,
Radar information showed that the maximum altitude by the 11-year-old Airbus A330-300 aircraft was 27,000 ft, approximately 8,200 m. He turned to the Belgian airport when he was already flying northeast of the French capital, Paris.
brussels company The airline is the only company that operates commercial flights en route between Brussels, Accra and Lomé, the capital of Togo, the final destination of the aircraft. According to the British website, 285 people were on board the Airbus at the time of the incident recorded on Monday (29) Aviation Herald,
Despite not providing further details about the captain’s health condition, the particular website said he “did not feel able to end the flight” and that returning to the airport of origin was the safest decision. According to a spokesman for the airline, the only information confirmed by Brussels Airlines is that the pilot’s problem is unrelated. coronavirus,
“Another captain took responsibility and was able to operate the flight with the help of the rest of the original team,” the airline representative said. To inform, The flight, which first took off at 11:35 a.m. (7:35 a.m. GMT) local time, departed the airport again at 3:05 p.m., arriving in Accra, Ghana at 8:13 p.m. (which differs in time zones). is) an hour away from the capital of Belgium).
Flight SN277 is recurrent at Brussels International Airport. According to the aviation website, it departs the site three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. radarbox.com,
Your first stop is Kotoka International Airport (ACC), the only destination for foreign flights into Ghana. Then, the plane will depart for only 55 minutes to Togo’s capital, Lomé-Tocaine International Airport, which is also on the African continent.