Incident: Austrian DH8D near Vienna on May 16th 2017, odour in cockpit – Av Herald – 19.5.17

An Austrian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration OE-LGJ performing flight OS-917 from Vienna to Salzburg (Austria) with 54 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Vienna when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 reporting an unusual odour in the cockpit. The aircraft returned to Vienna for a safe landing on runway 34…

Yesterday AUA re-landing: cabin air contaminated with toxic engine oil – Austrian Wings -19.5.17

Yesterdays return ito Vienna: Cabin air contaminated by toxic fumes Yesterday, a Q400 of the AUA was returned due to a fume event, in which, according to Austrian Wings information, highly toxic engine oil had entered the cabin air. Yesterday’s AUA flight 917 from Vienna to Salzburg landed shortly after take-off back in Vienna, due…

AUA engine reversed due to “unusual smell” in the cockpit – Austrian Wings – 17.5.17

Shortly after take-off from Vienna, an AUA aircraft had to turn back today (16. May 2017). The pilots had decided on a so-called safety landing. The Bombardier Q400 with the identification OE-LGJ was supposed to fly as OS 917 from Vienna to Salzburg. On board were four crew members (2 cockpit / 2 cabin) and…

Air Berlin crew seriously injured by Fume event – Austrian Wings – 16.5.17

A dangerous incident with contaminated cabin air occurred on board an Airbus A330 of the German low-price airline Air Berlin. The incident happened in 2015, but it has only become known now by a report published by “Aviation Herald”. On the 9th of August 2015, an A330 with the identification D-ABXD, flight AB 7610 flew…

BALPA OPEN COMMUNICATION 13th May 2017

  A letter received from BALPA dated 10th May 2017: A reply sent on 13th May 2017: FAO Richard Toomer,                                Head of Communications & External Relations. Dear Richard,                                                    OPEN COMMUNICATION I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th May 2017. The Aerotoxic Association web site has been live for 10 years since 18th June 2007…

Incident: Berlin A332 at Dusseldorf on May 10th 2017, odour on board – Av Herald 10.5.17

An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ABXD performing flight AB-7392 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 184 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Dusseldorf’s runway 23L when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet due to an unusual odour on board. The crew decided to divert to Cologne/Bonn…

Aircraft cabin fumes: The poisoning and disablement of those who fly – Australian Options – 1st December 2009 – Republished 9.5.17

Posted by Nickolas Vakas on December 1, 2009 in General, Summer 2009 Aircraft cabin fumes caused by oil leaking from engines and entering the cabin environment have been poisoning air travellers for decades. The resulting fumes also compromise the safe operation of the aircraft. The airline industry, regulators and governments have consistently denied this serious…