Accident: Lufthansa A388 at Frankfurt and San Francisco on Oct 9th 2011, fumes permanently injure flight attendant – AV Herald

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMB performing flight LH-454 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with an unknown number of passengers and 24 crew, was climbing out of Frankfurt when a strong chemical odour of dirty socks was observed in cockpit and cabin. The flight crew contacted dispatch who told the flight crew that…

Incident: Canada B788 near Dublin on Feb 3rd 2016, electrical odour in cabin

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPT performing flight AC-851 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm west of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to London due to an electrical smell observed in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely back in London Heathrow about 50 minutes…

AFA continues to lead the fight for better air quality

“AFA continues to lead the fight for better air quality in our aircraft,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “Most Americans go to work with the expectation of breathing clean air, but until we achieve better standards for cabin air quality, Flight Attendants don’t have this guarantee.” AFA’s efforts to improve the cabin environment span…

Aerotoxic syndrome possible cause of illness breakout on AA flight to LAX – EXAMINER.COM 30th January 2016

EXAMINER.COM A few passengers and crew members felt light headed and sick to their stomachs and even lost consciousness during an American Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles. Those affected said they felt symptoms after about two hours into flight when the Boeing 777 was over Keflavik, Iceland. It happened late Wednesday, Jan. 27…

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…