International Air Transport Association – 2015 ‘extraordinarily safe year’ for airlines – Contaminated Air a safety issue?

2015 was one of the safest for airlines, claims IATA – if you exclude the Germanwings and the Metrojet crashes which were ‘deliberate acts’. The airline industry body said in its annual report that last year was one of the safest for airlines with the number of fatal accidents falling by two thirds. It said…

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at LAX due to mechanical issue – 11th February 2016

(FOX 11) – American Airlines flight #564 made an emergency landing Thursday at LAX after a report of a mechanical issue. The plane took off from San Jose carrying more than 100 passengers shortly after 9 a.m. and was en-route to Phoenix when the problem was reported. The pilot initially reported smoke in the cockpit,…

Plane lands in Los Angeles after declaring emergency -11th February 2016

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say an American Airlines plane has landed safely after declaring an emergency and diverting to Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the plane landed and taxied normally late Thursday morning and firefighters were not needed. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman says nobody required hospitalization…

AEROTOXIC SYNDROME – FUME EVENT REGISTER – UNITE, The Union.

Aircrew & passengers – have you been exposed to a fume event? If so, please complete this questionnaire so that details can be recorded on Unite’s ‘Fume Event Register’. Please register: Fume Event Register11-23330 It is important to register ‘evidence’ as: British Airways ‘Pilot Aerotoxicity’ lawyer Mr David Platt QC 15th July 2015 “There is no…

D AIHH 1. Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board. 2. Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board. 3. Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 12th 2016, fumes on board.

Part 1 A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-730 (dep Jan 10th) from Munich (Germany) to Hong Kong (China), encountered fumes on board enroute. On approach to Hong Kong the flight crew donned their oxygen masks and continued for a safe landing in Hong Kong. At least one of the pilots reported sick…

Smoke causes United Airlines emergency landing at Tucson airport – abc 15 News

TUCSON, AZ – A plane made an emergency landing at Tucson International Airport Sunday morning, after smoke filled the cockpit and cabin, according to authorities. Tucson Airport spokesperson Jessie Butler said United flight 6517 took off from Tucson to Los Angeles at 6 a.m. with 77 passengers on board.  While in the air, the plane…

‘Everybody was screaming, totally terrified’: Passengers forced to escape smoke-filled plane by jumping from the wings on to the runway after emergency landing. Daily Mail 9th February 2016

SkyWest flight set out from Tucson bound for Los Angeles International But less than 30 minutes into journey, smoke begins to pour into cabin Plane turns back and some passengers forced to leap from wing  To read the full Daily Mail article click here Another report here. To read the testimony of a single passenger’s…