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

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1507

Aircraft Registration
D-AIWI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIWI performing flight LH-1507 from Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was enroute at FL360 about 45 minutes prior to estimated landing in Frankfurt when the first officer left the cockpit for a toilet break, but collapsed and fell abeam the forward galley also bringing a flight attendant in that galley down. A number of passengers with medical training assisted first officer and flight attendant, the first officer recovered after some time and was able to continue duties as pilot monitoring. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Frankfurt about 45 minutes later.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1507

Aircraft Registration
D-AIWI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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