FUME EVENT: Same aircraft; two fume events in two days

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIRE performing flight LH-1132 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was descending towards Barcelona when a smell of old socks was detected in cabin and cockpit prompting the crew to don their oxygen masks. Read the full incident report A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIRE […] was decending towards Frankfurt…

Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically-injured pilot

ABSTRACT. There are numerous concerns regarding the neurotoxicity of contaminated air inside pressurized aircraft. Neurological symptoms have been seen in many aircrew personnel who have reportedly been exposed to the potentially toxic breathable air in airliners. Symptoms, allegedly contracted by aircrew and passengers, are thought to be caused by a single large exposure or repetitive…

FUME EVENT: Sydney, AUS., oil fumes in cabin

A Tiger Airways Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VNG performing flight TT-517 from Brisbane,QL to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was enroute at FL360 about 150nm northwest of Sydney,NS (Australia) when both crew donned their oxygen masks reporting they had constant suspected oil smell in the cabin, they were both on oxygen, and decided to divert to Sydney. The crew…

FUME EVENT: Smoke prompts plane evacuation in Italy

A plane was evacuated on Monday evening moments before take-off from an Italian airport, after passengers noticed smoke filling the air. Smoke came through air vents on the Meridiana flight as passengers awaited takeoff at Olbia airport, in northern Sardinia, La Stampa reported. The smoke reportedly caused panic among the 165 passengers who began to…