‘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…

Incident: Skywest CRJ7 at Tucson on Feb 7th 2016, smoke on board

A Skywest Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of United Airlines, registration N705SK performing flight UA-6517 from Tucson,AZ to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 73 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Tucson’s runway 11L when the crew, still on tower frequency, announced they needed to turn back to the field, then donned their oxygen…

Aerotoxic Syndrome: The best kept secret in aviation? The Scavenger 12th February 2010

Passengers getting off airline flights often experience ‘jet lag’ which is clearly due to changing time zones but many may also experience long-term serious ill health after certain ‘fume event’ flights but will never understand the simple cause. Captain John Hoyte explains the phenomenon known as ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome’. Three scientists from North America, France and…

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…

Mystery illness strikes another American Airlines flight … passengers nearly pass out – Natural News – 5th February 2016

(NaturalNews) American Airlines flight 904, bound for Miami, Florida, from Rio de Janerio, Brazil, made an emergency landing recently, when passengers and staff began passing out mid-flight. The ill feelings kicked in at over 30,000 feet, causing the pilot to cut the flight short and instead land in Brasilia, Brazil, just 580 miles from where…

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…

How safe is our cabin air? BASSA – 30th January 2016

  30th January 2016 Two American Airlines flights grounded: Calls for public inquiry over killer ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ following midair incidents – Mirror Online http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/two-american-airlines-flights-grounded-7272829 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3419458/Los-Angeles-bound-flight-returns-Heathrow-medical-emergency-involving-passengers-crew.html This news is quite unsettling and also poignant as two years ago to the day, one of our own, Matt Bass passed away with what his family , friends and…