Incident: Condor B753 at Hamburg on Sep 13th 2016, burning odour in cockpit

A Condor Boeing 757-300, registration D-ABOK performing flight DE-155 from Antalya (Turkey) to Hamburg (Germany) with 224 people on board, was descending towards Hamburg when the crew reported a burning odour in the cockpit. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Hamburg’s runway 15 and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.…

Allegiant Air, with ultra-low fares, draws FAA’s attention over safety concerns – The Washington Post – 1st September 2016

Allegiant Air, a budget carrier that advertises fares as low as $29, has found a profitable niche in serving airports in small-to-midsize cities. Its safety and maintenance practices have come under scrutiny after a series of operational incidents. (DAVID BECKER/AP) Just over a year ago, Allegiant Air pilot Jason Kinzer was sitting in the cockpit…

Organophosphate Poisoning – Patient – 2nd September 2016

The organophosphate (OP) pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase. Hence, acetylcholine accumulates at nerve synapses and neuromuscular junctions, stimulating muscarinic and nicotinic receptors and the central nervous system. They are used as pesticides but can also be used as ‘nerve gas’. This is prohibited under the Geneva Convention but could be used by terrorists or rogue regimes. There…

Anxiety and depression following cumulative low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides Virginia Harrison Sarah Mackenzie Ross UCL – 1st September 2016

Previous research suggests that individuals with a prior history of pesticide poisoning are at increased risk of psychiatric disorder (Freire and Koifman, 2013), but findings regarding the impact of cumulative low-level exposure are inconsistent. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether sheep farmers with a history of low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides…