Serious incident Airbus A319 , Saturday 12 May 2012
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Date:Saturday 12 May 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A319
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Stuttgart -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BFU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During the approach to Stuttgart, between Zell am Aichelberg and Kirchheim/Teck, the cockpit of the aircraft was hit by a green laser beam at an altitude of approx. 6,000 ft. The co-pilot, who was looking out of the left rear window, was injured in his left eye and was no longer able to perform his duties in the cockpit as a non-pilot pilot (PNF) without restriction. After landing, the co-pilot was treated in hospital and was unable to fly for several days.


BFU 5X003-12

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