Lufthansa A320 enroute on Sep 18th 2021, first officer collapses and injures flight attendant
Last Update: September 24, 2021 / 12:56:04 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the first officer was on the way to the restroom when he blacked out and fell into the forward galley with a loud bang, also hitting the flight attendant working the in the galley. The first officer injured his arm and appeared unconscious until a doctor travelling amongst the passengers provided first aid like putting the first officer's legs up, monitoring blood pressure etc. The first officer's face was pale to light green. The first officer remained lying in the galley for most of the remaining flight, then got up and disappeared from the passenger's view. The flight attendant, hit during the first officer's fall, also was injured and could not continue her duties.
On Sep 24th 2021 the BFU reported the pilot was able to continue his duties as pilot monitoring after being treated by medical staff and a recovery phase. The flight attendant received minor injuries. The occurrence was not rated an accident or serious incident and thus is not being investigated by the BFU.
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