‘Evidence’ of fume/smoke incidents October 2015 – January 2016

A selection of international fume/smoke incidents from October 2015 – January 2016 from AV Herald. Click here to view. To read a 15th November 2015 European Cockpit Association (ECA) demand for Toxic Air Detection systems click here. “ECA is aware of the development of detection systems. These assist pilots in their decision-making and can help airlines…

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution – Guardian 16th January 2016

“World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion.” To read the full 16th February 2016 article click here. To read a 26th February 2006 Guardian article (nearly 10 years ago!) about toxic air in the confined space of jet airliners – click here. To…

Incident: American A321 near Las Vegas on Jan 12th 2016, smoke in cockpit

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N109NN performing flight AA-256 from Los Angeles,CA to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 81 passengers and 8 crew, was climbing out of Los Angeles when the crew stopped the climb at FL270, continuing at FL270 for another 25 minutes before reporting smoke on the flight deck and deciding to…

Incident: Qantas B744 near Honolulu on Jan 13th 2016, odour on board

A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OJT performing flight QF-15 from Brisbane,QL (Australia) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL290 about 250nm east of Honolulu,HI (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Honolulu due to an odour on board. The aircraft landed safely on Honolulu’s runway 08R about 50 minutes later. The aircraft was…

Incident: Lufthansa A319 near Frankfurt on Jan 11th 2016, odour on board

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILF performing flight LH-235 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), departed Rome with a delay of 6 hours following an on time arrival and was descending towards Frankfurt when the crew donned their oxygen masks due to a strong odour in cockpit and cabin of the aircraft. The aircraft…

Accident: Lufthansa A346 enroute on Jan 11th 2016, fumes on board – Updated 14th January 2016 ‘Entire’ changed to ‘Affected’…

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-731 (scheduled dep Jan 10th, actual dep Jan 11th) from Hong Kong (China) to Munich (Germany), was enroute when fumes were noticed on board, followed by a number of flight attendants reporting feeling unwell with dizziness, head ache, eye and throat irritation. The flight continued to Munich…

Calgary philanthropist Martha Hart recalls scary ride after Air Canada plane makes emergency landing in Halifax – 8th January 2016

“Her voice cracking and mind still racing, Martha Hart recounted a frantic text she wrote Friday night no one ever wants to send or receive. “Something is wrong with the plane and I love you,” it read. The Calgary philanthropist sent it to both her kids in the harrowing minutes after takeoff of Air Canada…

Letter from Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Transport. 6th January 2016

Government letter to certain MP’s Lords/Ladies on 30th November 2015:- http://aerotoxic.org/information/reports-and-evidence/government-letter-to-uk-lords-ladies-and-members-of-parliament-30th-november-2015/ Dear Mr Goodwill, I have just read your letter to both Houses of Parliament (30th November 2015) concerning contaminated air in passenger jets but note that the concentrations of chemicals in an oil fume event have never yet been published, although ‘further research’ by EASA…