Public Statement by John Hoyte Chairman Aerotoxic Assoc. & Former BAe 146 Training Captain – 7th April 2017

Public Statement 7th April 2017 by John Grahame Hoyte to the Court of public opinion. On 16th March 2012 the Aerotoxic Association (www.aerotoxic.org) received an e mail from Richard Westgate (RW) in which he briefly explained that he had been in a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) six months previously but he was then investigating other…

British Airways pilot died ‘after he was poisoned by contaminated cockpit air but doctors did not believe him’ his emotional twin tells inquest – Daily Mail – 7.4.17

  Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit The BA pilot grew ‘angry and frustrated’ by UK doctors who could not cure him Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012 His twin brother told Salisbury Coroner’s Court that he felt ‘let down’ by doctors…

Toxic cabin air not a factor in pilot’s death, coroner rules – ITV – 6th April 2017

A coroner has ruled out poisoning by contaminated cabin air as a factor in the death of a former British Airways airline co-pilot. Richard Westgate, died in December 2012, and his family believe he died because of “aerotoxic syndrome” – a term used to describe symptoms some believe are related to exposure to toxic cabin…

Westgate Aerotoxic Evidence not presented to the Coroner’s Court – 6th April 2017

Click here to view evidence (ii) Summary Richard Mark Westgate died on 12 December 2012, in Holland. He was found dead in the bed of his hotel room at about 8 am. Attention was drawn to his room because a “pillow-angel” alarm he slept on, was sounding. He was pronounced dead at the scene by…

Richard Westgate Coroner’s Inquest. 6th – 13th April 2017 Salisbury, Dorset. UK – David Platt QC & Michael Rawlinson QC – aerotoxicity claims from aircrew.

Evidence published in the public Interest: From 6th – 13th April 2017 @ 1000 there will be a public Coroner’s inquest into the death of Richard Mark Westgate at Salisbury Coroner’s Court, Dorset, UK. Representing BA and the Civil Aviation Authority: David Platt QC Practice Overview David specialises in occupational disease, personal injury and insurance…

Father claims depressed co-pilot Andreas Lubitz did not cause Germanwings crash that killed 150 – Evening Standard – 27.3.17

The father of pilot Andreas Lubitz who crashed a jetliner into a mountain killing 150 people today launched an attempt to prove his son was innocent on the second anniversary of the disaster. Guenter Lubitz wrote to German media stating: “To this day the story of the depressive co-pilot who intentionally and with suicidal intent…

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…

Laser pen pilot attackers face jail under new law. BBC – 5.2.17

Shining laser pens at pilots, train and bus drivers, and other transport operators, will become a specific offence under government proposals. The Department for Transport says offenders face fines of thousands of pounds or a jail sentence. Since 2009 there have been about 1,500 attacks per year on aircraft. A 2010 law introduced protections for…