Illness That Diverted American Airlines Flight Remains a Mystery – New York Times – 29 January 2016

LONDON — American Airlines Flight 109, traveling to Los Angeles from London, was more than two hours into its journey and close to Keflavik, Iceland, when several passengers and crew members suddenly and mysteriously became ill. Those aboard were startled, news reports said, and the pilot decided to fly back to London. The plane landed…

British passenger describes panic on American Airlines flight as ‘7 of 13 crew and many passengers taken ill’ Daily Mirror – 27th January 2016

A British passenger has described panic on board an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to LAX after “7 of 13 crew and many passengers were taken ill”. Flight AA109 was close to Keflavik, a town in southwest Iceland, when crew declared a medical emergency and decided to head back to London. Passengers were asked…

Incident: British Airways B744 near Abuja on Jan 26th 2016, smoke on board…Av Herald

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLV performing flight BA-59 (dep Jan 25th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Cape Town (South Africa), was enroute at FL320 about 200nm northeast of Abuja (Nigeria) when the crew decided to divert to Abuja. The aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later. The airline’s press office told The Aviation…

Incident: India B788 near Delhi on Jan 26th 2016, smoke in cabin could NOT have been caused by oil fumes. Av Herald

NB. Fresh air inlets (nostrils) at the wing roots, on both sides. Smoke on flight AL-137 could physically NOT have been caused by toxic oil from the ‘bleedless’ air system. An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANP performing flight AI-137 from Delhi (India) to Milan Malpensa (Italy) with 167 passengers, had just levelled off at cruise level…

Incident: Lufthansa A319 near Frankfurt on Jan 11th 2016, odour on board

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILF performing flight LH-235 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), departed Rome with a delay of 6 hours following an on time arrival and was descending towards Frankfurt when the crew donned their oxygen masks due to a strong odour in cockpit and cabin of the aircraft. The aircraft…

Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board – Updated 14th January 2016 ‘Entire’ changed to ‘Affected’…

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-731 (scheduled dep Jan 10th, actual dep Jan 11th) from Hong Kong (China) to Munich (Germany), was enroute when fumes were noticed on board, followed by a number of flight attendants reporting feeling unwell with dizziness, head ache, eye and throat irritation. The flight continued to Munich…