Toxic cabin air not a factor in pilot’s death, coroner rules – ITV – 6th April 2017

A coroner has ruled out poisoning by contaminated cabin air as a factor in the death of a former British Airways airline co-pilot. Richard Westgate, died in December 2012, and his family believe he died because of “aerotoxic syndrome” – a term used to describe symptoms some believe are related to exposure to toxic cabin…

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…

Union demonstrates against contaminated cabin air – Sat.1 – 29.3.17

The aircraft is the safest means of transport in the world. The probability of crashing with an aircraft is statistically negligible. However, entirely different, dangerous risks to a flight lurk: for example, poisonous cabin air. At least the UFO’s trade union of the flight attendants says this and has therefore today demonstrated at the airport…

Odor reportedly forces plane to make emergency landing in Newark. NJ.com – 21.3.17

NEWARK — Minutes after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, a Spirit Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty on Monday night due to an “odor event,” according to a report. Passengers from the Fort Lauderdale-bound Spirit Airlines flight 779 were moved to another plane, according to NBCMiami.com. There were no injuries.…

Flight passengers have TCP in the blood – 18.9.11 N-TV – 13.3.17

It smells of old socks and can lead to neurological defects: For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the nerve pestle TCP in the blood of flight passengers. The poison escapes media reports from the engines of the aircraft. According to media data, researchers have shown the first time the nerve drain TCP in the…

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…

L’air dans les avions est-il toxique ? France Info – 5.1.17

Pour la première fois en France, un pilote d’avion vient de déposer plainte contre X. Il s’estime victime du “syndrome aérotoxique”. Mais ce phénomène est encore peu étudié en France et difficile à établir. Il s’agirait de failles dans les systèmes d’aération des avions qui pourraient être à l’origine d’une exposition à un air contaminé.…