“Is there a need for a crash before the authorities investigate?”
Numerous incidents of potentially toxic cabin air have apparently not been investigated in detail by the responsible authority over the past eight years. This is the research of BuzzFeed News. The piloting association VC-Cockpit calls the missing investigations of so-called fume events “fatal and irresponsible”.
According to cockpit spokesman Markus Wahl, it should not be possible for even one flight not to be investigated. Politicians demand stricter targets for air filters and mandatory, sanctioned regulations in the event of a fume event.
Flight captain Michael Kramer experienced an incident with contaminated cabin air. In September 2015, shortly after the take-off in London, the cockpit suddenly smelled of oil. Kramer felt a little dizzy and got a headache. The oil smell appeared again during landing approach, this time stronger. Now the copilot also complained of a pain-in the head and chest. Both felt dazed. Kramer switched off the complete air supply and both pilots donned oxygen masks. (to be continued – text source)
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