Thomas Cook Fume Event. Saturday April 15th 2017.

A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-MDBD performing flight MT-2718 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 283 people on board, was climbing through FL350 when the crew stopped the climb suspecting a fuel leak and decided to return to Manchester. The aircraft landed safely on Manchester’s runway 23R about 85 minutes after departure.…

Family of ‘poisoned’ British Airways co-pilot claim aviation industry is ignoring issue of toxic cabin air – The Daily Telegraph – 14.4.17

The family of a British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air have accused the airline industry of having its “head in the sand” over the issue. Richard Westgate, 43, died in December 2012 after moving to the Netherlands to seek help from a specialist clinic for his symptoms which…

Freedom of the media to report AEROTOXIC? Evidence sent to the following media Editors prior to the Richard Westgate inquest dated 29th March 2017. – 14.4.17

The following evidence was sent by registered post to the following newspapers and media outlets a week prior to the Public Court inquest into the death of BA pilot Richard Mark Westgate to ensure full and open reporting of the inquest as it is a matter of public health and interest. The Daily Telegraph The…

Family of a BA pilot who believed he suffered from cockpit air poisoning say the industry ‘has its head in the sand’ over the risks as a coroner rules he died from an accidental overdose – Daily Mail 14.4.17

  Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit  The 43-year-old had a number of health issues but grew ‘angry frustrated and disillusioned’ when British medical professionals were unable to cure him Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012  But the coroner ruled that the British…

Co-pilot who who believed he had been poisoned by cockpit air had been ‘suffering nervous system problems’ – Independent ie. 8.4.17

A British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air had been suffering from a nervous system problem which could have caused his “excruciating” symptoms, an inquest has heard. Neuropathologist Dr Daniel du Plessis told the hearing in Salisbury that Richard Westgate died as a result of an overdose of the…

‘KILLED BY TOXIC COCKPIT’ British Airways pilot who thought he was being ‘poisoned by contaminated cockpit air’ died after seeking help abroad because UK doctors did not believe him’ – The Sun – 7.4.17

A BRITISH Airways co-pilot who believed he was being poisoned by contaminated cockpit air died as he tried to seek medical help abroad, an inquest heard. Richard Westgate suffered from severe headaches, confusion, sight problems and insomnia before he died in December 2012 at the age of 43. He moved to the Netherlands to seek…

‘JET CABIN FUMES CAN BE TOXIC’ British Airways safety chief Mark Mannering-Smith admits vapours have the ability to ‘incapacitate’ flyers – The Sun – 5.11.16 – Republished 8.4.17

BA slammed as it is revealed drop-down oxygen masks aren’t sufficient protection from fumes in event of an emergency A BRITISH Airways boss has admitted passengers and crew can be hurt by toxic fumes on flights. And the airline has been criticised for failing to offer protection to travellers. 3 Smoke hoods … shock as…

British Airways pilot died ‘after he was poisoned by contaminated cockpit air but doctors did not believe him’ his emotional twin tells inquest – Daily Mail – 7.4.17

  Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit The BA pilot grew ‘angry and frustrated’ by UK doctors who could not cure him Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012 His twin brother told Salisbury Coroner’s Court that he felt ‘let down’ by doctors…

Navy instructor pilots refusing to fly over safety concerns; Pence’s son affected – Fox News – 5.4.17

Click here to watch the video & read the report. EXCLUSIVE: More than 100 U.S. Navy instructor pilots are refusing to fly in protest of what they say is the refusal of top brass to adequately address an urgent problem with training jets’ oxygen system, multiple instructor pilots tell Fox News. The boycott started late…