The pilot of a Japanese Airlines flight from Paris to Tokyo suffered a stroke during the flight and lost consciousness, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Russia.
According to Japan’s Ministry of Transport, Japan’s All Nippon Airways flight NH216 registration JA814A was en route from Paris to Tokyo’s Hanida Airport via Boeing 8-787 Dreamliner when the captain fainted due to a stroke. Had to
The first flight officer declared a state of emergency and decided to divert the flight to a nearby airport, with only seven crew members on board.
The plane was diverted to Russia’s Novosibirsk airport, and 7 hours and 8 minutes after departure from France, the ANA flight made a safe landing on medical grounds.
The captain was taken to hospital with a suspected stroke.