Pilot’s death prompts ‘toxic’ fume fears A pilot’s evidence from beyond the grave has sparked new concerns that airline crews and passengers are being poisoned by toxic fumes. Tests on former British Airways man Richard Westgate have produced compelling evidence that exposure to contaminated cockpit air caused his death. Read the full print article here…
In passenger aircraft cabin air is often more harmful than previously known, as an unpublished study shows. Airlines and manufacturers conceal the problem
A former airline pilot has pledged to raise awareness and help other aircraft crew and frequent flyers after his career was cut short because of illness.
Read the full news article on John Hoyte, Chairman of the Aerotoxic Association, here: Ex-pilot from Norwich claims aircraft fumes ended his career
Toxic fumes and radiation on Australian airlines spark cancer concerns among crew – and passengers ‘aren’t always warned’ – Daily Mail
Report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau says toxic fumes have been pumped out more than 1000 times over the past five years Former pilot who collapsed from aerotoxic syndrome blames chemicals on BAe146 aircraft for making her sick Airline staff are seeking legal action over brain and breast cancer links Flight attendant Brett Vollus…
Plane carrying 185 passengers forced to make emergency landing after nine crew fall ill due to noxious fumes – Daily Mail, The Independent, The Irish Mirror, The Journal
The US Airways jet was flying from Venice to Philadelphia when emergency declared Cabin crew reported feeling ‘nauseous and dizzy’ two hours into the flight The aircraft made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport around 4pm Nine cabin crew taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for treatment To read the full article on Daily Mail…
Harmful gases are a problem for the crew, the German air accident authority for the first time officially confirmed. Experts criticize the State for responding helplessly to “fume events”. – published by Tim van Beveren
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SundayExpress: We’ll be looking for TOMBSTONES: A Boeing engineer’s DEADLY warning about toxic cabin air
A SENIOR engineer at aircraft giant Boeing warned bosses they would be “looking for a tombstone” unless they tackled the potentially deadly issue of toxic fumes on board passenger planes, a bombshell email reveals.
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Landmark legal case will probe the link between Parkinson’s disease and insecticide sprays used on long-haul flights
LONG-haul flight attendants who have been forced to spray insecticide through aircraft cabins every time they landed in Australia fear the chemicals may have given them Parkinson’s disease.