Pilots put oxygen masks on, passengers complain of nausea and headache, all the crews are hospitalized – again and again to dramatic scenes in aircraft from happening and still as good as nothing. Years ago, MONITOR had reported toxic cabin air, but the aviation industry and the federal government to negate the problem. A new report from the Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation revealed now: Contrary to the previous presentation of the federal government, there were apparently since 2006 over six hundred cases in which occurred the smoke or odor in the cockpit or in the cabin. In some cases, the report even speaks of a “high probability of an accident.” New studies show that the toxins could accumulate in the body and so are mainly for crew members and frequent flyers to creeping danger.
Producers: Tim van Beveren, Roman Stumpf
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Full (30mins) report: WDR Monitor