British Airways jet forced to make emergency landing after stench of CANNABIS fills plane Fire crews rushed aboard to check out the overpowering smell – The Sun 22nd July 2016

A BRITISH Airways holiday jet made an emergency landing today after the stench of cannabis filled the cabin.

Passengers were told crew had fallen ill on the 8.15am service to Heraklion, Crete.

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Flying High: British Airways Flight to Crete Makes Emergency Landing as Stench of Cannabis Filled the Cabin – 22nd July 2016

A British Airways flight from Gatwick to Heraklion, Crete, was forced to make an emergency landing in Paris after the cabin apparently filled with a strong stench of cannabis and several members of the crew fell ill. It only took about 90 minutes of being into the flight before the plane carrying 174 passengers had…

Aircraft crew pursue claims on fume events – Fighting Talk by Mark Metcalf 22nd July 2016

To read the full report click HERE Article pdf’s: BIN 1141_08 BIN 1141_09 Aircraft crew pursue claims on fume events Cabin leaks blamed for ‘aerotoxic syndrome’  Health insurer accepts claim of work accident    A former airline captainhas welcomed the recent successful law suit by a German flight attendant who became seriously unwell after an…

24 passengers taken to hospital following American Airlines evacuation Emergency chutes deploy prior to flight taking off – wpbf.com 22nd July 2016

To read/watch the full report click here WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —Twenty-four people were taken to the hospital Thursday after pilots on a Philadelphia-bound American Airlines plane ordered an emergency evacuation at Palm Beach International Airport. PLANE EVACUATED AT PBIA WPBF 25 is following a developing story out of Palm Beach International Airport, where officials…

British Airways flight to Greece turns back to Gatwick after ‘cannabis smell’ fills cabin. The Telegraph 21st July 2016

A British Airways flight carrying holidaymakers to Greece was forced to turn back when a “nasty smell” filled the cabin. Passengers complained of smelling a foul odour – reportedly compared to the smell of cannabis by some – on the flight to Heraklion airport after takeoff from Gatwick on Thursday morning. The pilot turned back as a precaution and the…

Incident: Jetblue E190 at Charleston on July 18th 2016, fumes in cabin

A Jetblue Embraer ERJ-190, registration N329JB performing flight B6-1131 from Charleston,SC to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was climbing out of Charleston when the crew stopped the climb at about 17,000 feet reporting an odour and light haze in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Charleston for a safe landing about 17 minutes after departure. Passengers reported…

A320 fliegt mit elektrischem Klimatisierungssystem – A320 flying with electric air-conditioning system – 18th July 2016 – aero.de

  TOULOUSE – Außenluft statt Zapfluft: An Bord des Airbus Flight Lab, eines für Forschungszwecke umgerüsteten A320, wurde ein elektrisch kontrolliertes Kabinenumweltsystem von Liebherr-Aerospace getestet. Das elektrische Klimatisierungssystem von Liebherr-Aerospace in Toulouse nutzt anstelle von Zapfluft aus den Triebwerken Außenluft für die Klimatierung der Kabine. Es verfügt über einen motorisierten Turbokompressor (50 kW), dessen Drehzahl…

Incident: Hawaiian B763 over Pacific on July15th 2016, smoke in cabin

A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N588HA performing flight HA-19 from Sacramento,CA to Honolulu,HI (USA), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and decided to divert to Hilo,HI (USA), where the aircraft landed safely. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL19/history/20160715/1400Z/KSMF/PHNL To read the full report click here To read the effects on passengers…

Electronic nose detects pesticides and nerve gas – KU LEUVEN

Detecting pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations? An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven have made it possible. The best-known electronic nose is the breathalyser. As drivers breathe into the device, a chemical sensor measures the amount of alcohol in their breath. This chemical reaction is then…