PAN, PAN, PAN – Captain David Hill – help with cost of autopsy – 19th December 2016 – Achieved by 20th December 2016

We, friends of Captain David Hill, are raising $5500 to defray the cost of an autopsy which should help to answer questions about the impact of breathing oil fumes on the brain. Starting in January 2010, many of us associated with this site had the honor of getting to know a great man—Captain David Hill.  The…

Accident: US Airways B762 near St. Thomas on Jan 16th 2010, odour on board, both flight crew received permanent injuries, captain later died – Av Herald – 19th December 2016

A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251AY performing flight US-1041 from Saint Thomas (US Virgin Islands) to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 174 passengers, was on approach to Charlotte, when the crew reported a number of passengers and cabin crew had noticed some odour on board shortly after takeoff and were now suffering from headache and nausea…

Airbus identifies Maintenance Procedures as cause of Contaminated Cabin Air – Av Herald – 13.12.16

Airbus released an extensive report about their investigation and conclusions with respect to contaminated cabin air and its causes in their in house magazine FAST (Flight Airworthiness Support Technology) Issue #52 released in August 2013, pages 4 to 9. A check amongst the aviation industry showed, that the publication remained largely unknown in the industry.…

Former flight attendant ‘poisoned by cabin fumes’ as 74 staff sue airlines over toxic air – The Adelaide Advertiser – 5.12.16

A FORMER flight attendant has said she suffered serious health problems after being “poisoned” by toxic fumes while working for British Airways. Trudie Dadd, 56, said she had suffered “unbelievable fatigue” as a result and has also had problems with her memory and stomach, according to The Sun. A veteran of 20 years with British…

2015 – Guidelines on Education, Training and Approved by and published under the authority of the Secretary General Reporting Practices related to Fume Events – ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) – 6th December 2016

2015 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND 1.1.1 Various types of fumes, smoke, haze and mist may contaminate the cabin and flight deck air supply system. Outside air may be contaminated with engine oil, hydraulic fluid, engine exhaust, ground service vehicle exhaust, fuel, de-icing fluid or ozone. Recirculation fans are another potential source of contaminated air. Also, electrical…

Incident: Avianca Brasil A318 near Brasilia on Nov 29th 2016, smoke in cabin – Av Herald

An Avianca Brasil Airbus A318-100, registration PR-ONH performing flight O6-6378 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP to Juazeiro Do Norte,CE (Brazil) with 99 passengers, was enroute at FL370 about 300nm east of Brasilia when the crew decided to divert to Brasilia reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft descended to FL180 for the diversion and landed safely…

Incident: Lufthansa A346 near Shannon on Dec 3rd 2016, odour on board – Av Herald

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHZ performing flight LH-412 from Munich (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 210nm westsouthwest of Shannon (Ireland) about to enter the Oceanic Crossing, when the crew decided to return to Munich reporting smell issues on board, a possibly electrical odour was detected on board of the aircraft.…

Incident: Easyjet Switzerland A320 near Stuttgart on Dec 2nd 2016, smoke in cockpit – Av Herald

An Easyjet Switzerland Airbus A320-200, registration HB-JXB performing flight U2-1234 from Budapest (Hungary) to Basel/Mulhouse (Switzerland/France), was enroute at FL380 about 110nm eastsoutheast of Stuttgart (Germany) when the crew reported smoke on the flight deck and decided to divert to Stuttgart for a safe landing on runway 25 about 30 minutes later. The airline reported…