“Aviation Herald”: crew members injured by Fume event on Lufthansa Airbus A320 – Austrian Wings – 24.2.17

Once again several crew members of an A320 of Lufthansa were injured by a fume event. Although the BFU would be obliged, according to its own definitions, to classify the incident as an accident, it did not. On 17 February 2017, according to a report of the “Aviation Herald” on the Lufthansa Airbus A320-200 with…

Toxic cabin air not a factor in pilot’s death, coroner rules – ITV – 6th April 2017

A coroner has ruled out poisoning by contaminated cabin air as a factor in the death of a former British Airways airline co-pilot. Richard Westgate, died in December 2012, and his family believe he died because of “aerotoxic syndrome” – a term used to describe symptoms some believe are related to exposure to toxic cabin…

Incident: United B772 at Tokyo on Apr 4th 2017, smoke in cabin

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N783UA performing flight UA-804 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was in the initial climb out of Tokyo’s runway 16R when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Tokyo’s Narita Airport for a safe landing on runway 16R…

Westgate Aerotoxic Evidence not presented to the Coroner’s Court – 6th April 2017

Click here to view evidence (ii) Summary Richard Mark Westgate died on 12 December 2012, in Holland. He was found dead in the bed of his hotel room at about 8 am. Attention was drawn to his room because a “pillow-angel” alarm he slept on, was sounding. He was pronounced dead at the scene by…

Richard Westgate Coroner’s Inquest. 6th – 13th April 2017 Salisbury, Dorset. UK – David Platt QC & Michael Rawlinson QC – aerotoxicity claims from aircrew.

Evidence published in the public Interest: From 6th – 13th April 2017 @ 1000 there will be a public Coroner’s inquest into the death of Richard Mark Westgate at Salisbury Coroner’s Court, Dorset, UK. Representing BA and the Civil Aviation Authority: David Platt QC Practice Overview David specialises in occupational disease, personal injury and insurance…