"At 9:53 a.m. [02:53 GMT], a Global Aviation Consulting cargo aircraft en route from Paris to Tokyo landed in Novosibirsk's Tolmachevo Airport. The preliminary reason for landing is a stroke suffered by the aircraft's captain. The captain was taken to a hospital," the office said.
There were no passengers on board. The crew, including reserve members, is now on an 18-hour rest before continuing the flight, according to the statement.
An aviation source told Sputnik that the plane's departure is scheduled for 18:00 GMT.