Accident: Lufthansa B748 at Mexico City on Jan 30th 2017, rejected takeoff due to odour Av Herald – 18.2.17

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYT performing flight LH-499 from Mexico City (Mexico) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was lined up for takeoff from Mexico City’s runway 05R when a strong odour of rotten eggs and matches occurred. The aircraft rolled along the runway at low speed, vacated the runway at the first exit about 200 meters/650…

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – (Defra) – correspondence with Prime Minister on Sheep-Dip OP’s & Airline pilots – 7th November 2016 & 9th February 2017 – 15.2.17

Mr Brown to Prime Minister Theresa May 7th November 2016. 7 November 2016 Dear Prime Minister For the Personal Attention of and Reply from the Prime Minister It is with deep regret that I have to write to you for your own personal attention and reply regarding the Government’s failure in its duty of care…

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…

Accident: Lufthansa A319 at Brussels on Jan 7th 2017, strong oil fumes on approach – AV Herald – OIL EVENT – 9.2.17

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AIBF performing flight LH-2286 from Munich (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium), was descending towards Brussels when a strong oil smell developed on board causing eye irritations, headache, dizziness, concentration difficulties and respiratory problems. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Brussels’ runway 25R. The entire crew went to a hospital…

Incident: Germanwings A319 enroute on Feb 1st 2017, captain dizzy, both flight crew on oxygen – Av Herald – 7.2.17

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWJ performing flight 4U-11 from Berlin Tegel to Cologne (Germany), was enroute when the captain felt dizzy and dopey. Both flight crew donned their oxygen masks and continued the flight to Cologne for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure from Berlin. According to information The Aviation Herald received…

Incident: Germanwings A319 near Paris on Jan 30th 2017, chemical odour, both flight crew on oxygen – Av Herald – Oil Event – 7.2.17

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWM performing flight 4U-7402 from Hamburg (Germany) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was descending through FL120 towards Paris when a strong chemical odour occurred on board of the aircraft. Both flight crew donned their oxygen masks and continued for a safe landing on runway 27R about 14 minutes later.…

Incident: Virgin Atlantic B789 over Atlantic on Feb 2nd 2017, pilot becomes ill – NON OIL EVENT. 7.2.17

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-900, registration G-VOWS performing flight VS-2 (dep Feb 1st) from Newark,NJ (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL380 about 450nm east of St. John’s,NL (Canada) when one of the pilots became ill and left the flight deck. The other pilot declared medical emergency (without reporting a pilot incapacitation), descended…

Stuttgart: Bleed Air, Aerotoxic Syndrome or Fume Event – Verdi – 5.2.17

Google translation: Stuttgart: Bleed Air, Aerotoxic Syndrome or Fume Event Syndrome or Fume-Event to German: Gift im Flieger – ever heard of it? The concept of the aerotoxic syndrome, Bleed Air or Fume events is known. Some of them have done their own painful, sometimes even deadly, way. Aviation is affected worldwide. There were already…