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…

Father claims depressed co-pilot Andreas Lubitz did not cause Germanwings crash that killed 150 – Evening Standard – 27.3.17

The father of pilot Andreas Lubitz who crashed a jetliner into a mountain killing 150 people today launched an attempt to prove his son was innocent on the second anniversary of the disaster. Guenter Lubitz wrote to German media stating: “To this day the story of the depressive co-pilot who intentionally and with suicidal intent…

TODAY AT 5: Toxic air on board passenger jets – WSOCTV.COM – 1.3.17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pilots across the country are raising a major safety concern, claiming the air that flight crews and passengers breathe on board could contain toxic fumes. In a Channel 9 investigation, anchor Allison Latos asks how dangerous the fumes really are. “Extraordinarily dangerous,” said Allied Pilots Association spokesperson Capt. Dennis Tajer. “Imagine two…

KLM stewardess has to lose job (Aerotoxic) – De Telegraaf – 9.2.17

Google translation: AMSTERDAM – The sick KLM stewardess Evelyn van den Heuvel (32), who says to be felled by nerve gases in aircraft should not be summarily dismissed. She touches it lost its job by April 1st. The Subdistrict Court held in Amsterdam. The resignation will be destroyed on the spot by the end of…

Poison from the turbines – Gottinger Tageblatt – 4.2.17

Google translation: Nearly 8400 people have signed a petition calling on the university clinic to receive the so-called “Fume Event” session at the Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine. There, victims of heavy traffic in aircraft are treated. University of Göttingen. The symptoms of the so-called aerotoxic syndrome: Patients feel drowsy and have flu-like…