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…

Tricresyl phosphate and the aerotoxic syndrome of flight crew members – Current gaps in knowledge

Abstract Tricresyl phosphate (TCP), and in particular its tri-ortho substituted isomer (o,o,o-TCP), has been frequently used in aircraft engine oil. Bleed air, provided to the flight deck and cabin can contain traces of TCP. TCP can cause neurotoxic effects in humans. Regularly, airline pilots complain about loss of memory, headaches, dizziness, tunnel vision and other…