We have not seen large numbers of people reporting symptoms following these incidents (fume events) on aircraft which are very rare. ROBERT GOODWILL MP – AVIATION MINISTER This is the misconception held by ministers and corporate industry. We urge you to submit an incident form to BASSA and also to the Global Cabin Air Quality…
University College London 2006 v’s UK Aviation Minister 2015 – Number of people affected by Fume Events
Given the low reporting rate of 3.66%, this could indicate that up to 1,967 flights in the UK may have experienced contaminated air events during 2004. If a modest passenger number of 100 per flight is assumed, over 196,000 passengers could potentially present to general physicians with symptoms of acute toxicity.…
“We have not seen large numbers of people reporting symptoms following these incidents (fume events) on aircraft which are very rare.” ROBERT GOODWILL MP – AVIATION MINISTER 19th May 2015
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Passengers reported light white smoke appeared in the cabin, cabin crew recommended to use handkerchiefs or other cloths before the mouth to protect against the smoke. The aircraft diverted to Rennes.
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British Airways A380 G-XLEF entered the London Heathrow maintenance facility this morning after arriving from Hong Kong as BA26 for attention following an onboard fumes incident during that flight.
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As the aircraft appeared to be relatively low, oxygen masks did not deploy. In the second video, the aircraft appears to be on a final approach back to Nadi with cabin lights dimmed and with the sound of coughing and retching. taking place “It feels like poison,” a woman can be heard saying. Someone else…
British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BYGF was scheduled to operated BA117 London Heathrow – New York JFK this afternoon when an odour in the cabin caused the aircraft to be evacuated and removed from service.
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A Philadelphia-bound U.S. Airways flight had to make an emergency landing in Rome when passengers and crew members began vomiting all over the plane in a scene straight out of your worst nightmare.
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