Nothing scares Hornet pilots more than losing oxygen — and it happens all the time. Navy Times – 11th May 2016

The third time the high-pitched alarm rang “deedle deedle” in the F/A-18F Super Hornet’s cockpit, it was clear that something with the air flowing into their regulators had gone horribly wrong. “That’s when I realize my lips were tingling, my fingers are tingling, and I’m like, ‘S—, man, something’s wrong,’ ” a Navy pilot recalled. “And the…

Incident: Eurowings A319 at Cologne on June 22nd 2016, fumes in cockpit

An Eurowings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWJ performing flight 4U-24 from Cologne/Bonn to Berlin Tegel (Germany) with 116 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Cologne’s runway 14L when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to return to Cologne reporting fumes on the flight deck. The aircraft levelled off at 2000…

Incident: Flybe DH8D near Dublin on Jul 31st 2015, smoke in cockpit, loss of communication

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-FLBB performing flight Be-664 from Knock (Ireland) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 74 people on board, was climbing through FL180 out of Knock when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Dublin. Dublin tower advised other aircraft on frequency about the ongoing emergency stating…

Kabinenluft: Peinlicher Aktionismus, anstatt an der Sache zu arbeiten – Austrian Wings – 14.6.16

Eine Bundesregierung, die ihre Aufgabe darin erschöpft sieht, kleine Anfragen zu beantworten. Eine Industrie, die sich mehr damit bemüht, zu erklären, warum es kein Problem gibt, anstatt es zu lösen. Eine Berufsgenossenschaft, die sich beharrlich weigert, Krankheitsfälle anzuerkennen und präventive Maßnahmen einzuleiten. Und gleichzeitig: Mehr als 1000 Opfer durch Kabinenluft in Flugzeugen. Der grüne Bundestagsabgeordnete…

Incident: Eurowings A319 at Cologne on Jun 12th 2016, smoke on flight deck

A Eurowings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AKNH performing flight 4U-78 from Cologne/Bonn to Leipzig (Germany), was climbing out of Cologne’s runway 32R when the crew stopped the climb at FL190 reporting smoke on the flight deck. The aircraft returned to Cologne for a safe landing on runway 32R about 25 minutes after departure. A passenger reported…

Lufthansa-Flugbegleiter durch giftige (Öl-?) Dämpfe erkrankt – Lufthansa flight attendants ill by toxic ( oil ? ) Vapors – 13.6.16

Auf dem Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, D-AISE, kam es zu einem Fume event, bei dem ein Flugbegleiter durch die Inhalation toxischer Stoffe erkrankt ist. Der Vorfall ereignete sich bereits am 4. April, wurde jedoch erst jetzt durch einen Bericht des Fachportals „Aviation Herald“ publik. Der Airbus befand sich als Kurs LH 88 aus Frankfurt kommend im…

Accident: Lufthansa A321 at Dusseldorf on Apr 4th 2016, fumes injure flight attendant

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AISE performing flight LH-88 from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf (Germany), was on approach to Dusseldorf’s runway 05R just moments before the gear was extended, when a smell of “old socks”, “sweaty feet” and “old nappies” was noticed by the occupants in the cabin, the passengers closed their air conditioning outlets in…