The Airbus A330, bound for Accra, Ghana, had to return to Brussels Airport in Belgium shortly after takeoff due to illness.
The plane spent another hour in the air before landing in the Belgian capital, where the co-pilot took control of the plane and intercepted it at altitude. Information from the specialized airport site Simple flying.
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 had already returned to the Belgian airport while flying in the northeast of the French capital, Paris.
Brussels Institute The airline’s only operates commercial flights on the route between Brussels, Agra and Lom, the capital of Togo. According to the British website, 285 people were on board the Airbus where the incident was reported on Monday (29). Aviation Herald.
While not providing further details about the captain’s health, the special website said he “could not finish the flight” and that returning to his own airport was a safe decision. The plane’s spokesman said the only information confirmed by Brussels Airlines was not related to the pilot’s problem. Corona virus.
“Another captain took charge and was able to operate the aircraft with the other assistance of the original crew,” the airline spokesman said. Herald. The first flight took off at 11:35 am (7:35 am GMT) local time, departed from the airport again at 3:05 pm and arrived in Agra, Ghana at 8:13 pm (time zone varies within an hour from the Belgian capital).
Flight SN277 returns to Brussels International Airport. It will depart from the site 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), the only destination for foreign flights in Ghana. Then, the flight will depart in just 55 minutes to Lom-Togo International Airport, the capital of Togo on the African continent.
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