January 17, 2022
The pilot was ill after takeoff and returned with 285 on board to the airport

The pilot was ill after takeoff and returned with 285 on board to the airport

An Airbus A330 bound for Accra, Ghana, had to return to Brussels Airport, Belgium, after the flight’s captain fell ill and passed out shortly after takeoff.

The plane was still spending an hour in the air before landing at its starting point, the Belgian capital, with the co-pilot controlling the plane and stopping the altitude increase. Information from the specialized aviation website simple flight.

Radar information showed that the maximum altitude reached by the plane, an 11-year-old Airbus A330-300, was 27,000 feet, or about 8,200 metres. He turned around to Belgium airport when he was already flying northeast of Paris, the capital of France.

brussels company The airline is the only one to operate commercial flights on the route between Brussels and Accra and Lome, the capital of Togo, the plane’s final destination. 285 people were on the Airbus plane in which the accident occurred, recorded on Monday (29), according to the British website Air Herald.

Although no further details were given about the captain’s health, the specialist website said he “did not feel able to finish the trip” and that returning to the departure airport was the safest decision. According to a spokesperson for the airline, the only information that Brussels Airlines has confirmed is that the pilot’s problem is not related to Corona Virus.

The airline representative added to Announce. The flight, which first took off at 11:35 a.m. local time (7:35 a.m. GMT), departed the airport again at 3:05 p.m., arriving at 8:13 p.m. in Accra, Ghana (which time zone varies One hour from the Belgian capital.

Flight SN277 is frequent at Brussels International Airport. It departs three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, according to the airline’s website RadarBox.com.

Your first stop is Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Ghana’s only terminal for overseas flights. After that, the plane will leave for only 55 minutes to Lomé-Tokoin International Airport, in the capital of Togo, also on the African continent.