Swiss A320 at Nice on Aug 26th 2018, captain incapacitated

Last Update: September 7, 2018 / 13:29:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-564

Destination
Nice, France

Aircraft Registration
HB-IJP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration HB-IJP performing flight LX-564 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Nice (France) with 166 people on board, was on final approach to Nice's runway 04L about 2nm before touchdown when the captain became incapacitated. The first officer took control of the aircraft, continued the approach and landed safely on Nice's runway 04L.

Switzerland's SUST reported on Sep 7th 2018, that captain became incapacitated due to medical reasons. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-IJP
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Legal Basis
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-564

Destination
Nice, France

Aircraft Registration
HB-IJP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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