Fume events: the current position on 26th February 2014 – Clyde & Co. LLP …Republished 26.04.17

An aircraft is beginning its final approach when the pilots notice an unusual odour in the cockpit. Without warning, the First Officer becomes nauseous and his arms and legs start to feel numb. The Captain starts to experience similar symptoms, although he is less severely affected. Both put on their oxygen masks, but the First…

DECISIONS FURTHER TO PRE-INQUEST REVIEW HEARING HELD ON THE 21ST OF JULY 2016 – Richard Mark Westgate – 23.04.17

IN THE DORSET CORONER’S COURT Before Dr SIMON FOX QC Assistant Coroner INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF RICHARD MARK WESTGATE __________________________ DECISIONS FURTHER TO PRE-INQUEST REVIEW HEARING HELD ON THE 21ST OF JULY 2016 Click Westgate Judgment 27.7.16 to view the decisions of Assistant Coroner Dr Fox QC. Click here to view the report by Senior…

Boeing 767 Flight number XLA 120 Aerotoxic Poisoning 03 May 2010 – Stewarts Law – 15.4.17

Public Evidence of AEROTOXIC POISONING: Boeing 767 Flight number XLA 120 Aerotoxic Poisoning 03 May 2010 The Stewarts Law Attorney Group represents 20 British passengers who were seriously injured by aircraft toxic fumes exposure on 1 February 2007. The incident occurred when they were flying on board an XL Airways Boeing 767 from London Gatwick…

Family of ‘poisoned’ British Airways co-pilot claim aviation industry is ignoring issue of toxic cabin air – The Daily Telegraph – 14.4.17

The family of a British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air have accused the airline industry of having its “head in the sand” over the issue. Richard Westgate, 43, died in December 2012 after moving to the Netherlands to seek help from a specialist clinic for his symptoms which…

Freedom of the media to report AEROTOXIC? Evidence sent to the following media Editors prior to the Richard Westgate inquest dated 29th March 2017. – 14.4.17

The following evidence was sent by registered post to the following newspapers and media outlets a week prior to the Public Court inquest into the death of BA pilot Richard Mark Westgate to ensure full and open reporting of the inquest as it is a matter of public health and interest. The Daily Telegraph The…

Family of a BA pilot who believed he suffered from cockpit air poisoning say the industry ‘has its head in the sand’ over the risks as a coroner rules he died from an accidental overdose – Daily Mail 14.4.17

  Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit  The 43-year-old had a number of health issues but grew ‘angry frustrated and disillusioned’ when British medical professionals were unable to cure him Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012  But the coroner ruled that the British…

Evidence sent to Westgate Coroner Dr Simon Fox QC dated 10th April 2017. Published 13th April 2017

The following evidence was sent by recorded delivery to Dr Simon Fox QC as Coroner for Richard Mark Westgate on Monday 10th April 2017 to arrive at The Coroner’s Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire by 1300 on Tuesday 11th April 2017. Letter from Capt John Hoyte to Dr Simon Fox QC dated 10th April 2017.CLICK HERE TO…

Union accuses BA of ‘shameful’ attempt to disguise seriousness of ‘fume events’ – ITV – 3.11.16 Republished 9.4.17

Last week BA flight 286 from San Francisco to Heathrow was diverted to Vancouver after cabin crew fell ill. Twenty seven people were taken to hospital but were later discharged. British Airways has not said what caused the crew to feel unwell but a recording of the call made to air traffic control requesting an…

Co-pilot who who believed he had been poisoned by cockpit air had been ‘suffering nervous system problems’ – Independent ie. 8.4.17

A British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air had been suffering from a nervous system problem which could have caused his “excruciating” symptoms, an inquest has heard. Neuropathologist Dr Daniel du Plessis told the hearing in Salisbury that Richard Westgate died as a result of an overdose of the…