Lufthansa A346 over Russia on Aug 8th 2012, captain incapacitated

Last Update: November 20, 2012 / 15:57:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-712

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHA performing flight LH-712 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Seoul (South Korea), was enroute at FL350 over the Ural Mountains about 800nm east of Moscow (Russia) when the captain, who was taking his rest at that time, became sick and needed medical attention, which was provided on board. The two senior first officers on board decided to return to Frankfurt for a safe landing about 4.5 hours after turning around.

Germany's BFU reported in their August bulletin released in November that an investigation into the serious incident has been initiated.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-712

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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