Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Killed in Plane Crash

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Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki and around a dozen Brazillian senior officials were killed in a plane crash.

In hearing of his father’s death, Zavascki’s son wrote, “Dear friends, we have just received confirmation that my father has died. Thank you for all the strength.”

The investigation of the incident is ongoing. For an article on this accident, please visit here.

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Southwest Passenger Injured From Turbulence

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A passenger on a Southwest flight on January 2nd flying from Nashville to Panama City Beach was injured after the plane incurred turbulence.

The state of the passenger is unclear. The story is in development.

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MyCargo Flight TK-6491 Crashes During Landing Attempt

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MyCargo flight TK-6491, flying from Hong Kong to Bishkek, crashed during an attempted landing.

The Boeing 747 aborted its original landing attempt after a failed approach and crashed in a residential area of Kyrgyzstan.

All 4 crew members and 34 people on the ground were killed. 8 others were injured.  Kyrgyzstan’s transportation ministry is investigating the incident.

The cockpit section (Photo: Chui Oblast)

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Germanwings Flight 4U-2734 Fumes Sicken Passengers and Crew

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Germanair flight 4U-2734 traveling from Stuttgart to Krakow experienced fumes on board, harming one passenger and two crew members.

The fumes were described as that of fish and old socks. Those affected by the fumes began feeling unwell, experiencing headaches, nausea, and sore throats.

All crewmembers were taken to the local hospital for checkup.

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Flight Attendants on Alaska Air Flight Fall Ill Due to Fumes

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Two Alaska Air flight attendants on a Boeing 737-900 en route from Seattle to San Jose fell ill from exposure of an unidentified substance.

Officials suspect a nontoxic deicing agent, applied prior to departure in Seattle, made its way through the ventilation system.

The two flight attendants, seated in the front galley during the descent of the aircraft, noticed a white substance entering into the cabin and they felt ill shortly thereafter, requesting medical attention.

An Alaska Airlines plane is met by a hazardous materials team at San Jose International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, after two flight attendants fell ill during a flight from Seattle. (Courtesy of KGO-TV)

Upon landing, one of the flight attendants was taken to the hospital before being released. None of the 181 passengers were reported ill.

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Two flight attendants on a Boeing 737-900 en route from Seattle to San Jose fell ill due to exposure to an unidentified substance. Officials are tentatively saying that a nontoxic deicing agent, applied prior to departure in Seattle, made its way through the ventilation system. The two flight attendants, seated in the front galley during the descent of the aircraft, noticed a white substance entering into the cabin and they felt ill shortly there after and requested medical attention. Upon landing, one of the flight attendants was taken to the hospital before being released. None of the 181 passengers were reported ill.

Carthage Pilot Injured in Single-Engine Plane Crash

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A pilot was hospitalized after his single-engine plane crashed in Carthage, Tennessee. The plane crashed on a farm field in South Carthage. The pilot is identified as Collin McDonald.

A ten-year-old near the site described the crash: “I saw a life flight and ambulances and then our dad says that there must’ve been a wreck. Then I looked over in the field and said oh my gosh there’s a plane tail sticking out.”

The cause of the crash is unknown. The FAA has opened an investigation.

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Scalding Burns from Hot Drinks Pose Greatest Injury Risk on Flights

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A report released from the Pediatric Emergency Care journal claims scalding burns represent the greatest risk of injury to passengers.

Of all the medical events occurring in flight, only 3.3 percent of them are due to in-flight injuries. However, 39 percent of adult in-flight injuries are from burns while for children burns stand at 36 percent. These numbers make burns the most prevalent in-flight injury for both age-groups.

Beverage burns on flights are avoidable. On planes, hot beverages like tea and coffee are usually served around 160 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. At these temperatures, contact with the skin produces near-instantaneous burn injuries, leaving around only one second to suspend contact before injury occurs.

However, lowering hot beverage temperature to 140 degrees Fahrenheit allows around 5 seconds of exposure before injuries materialize. This change can reduce drastically the number of in-flight injuries each year.

For more information on burn injuries amid flights, please read the article mentioned above here.

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Airplane Travel Can Make People “Zombies”

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The air you breathe inside airplanes might turn you into “zombie.” During a fume incident on October 25, 2016, British Airline crewmembers began acting erratically — they babbled, ate profusely, and forgot where they were. Procuring the behavior was toxic fumes.

John Hoyte, former pilot and founder of Aerotoxic Association, claims he had to quit his job because toxic fumes aboard made him “feel like a zombie” and “constantly intoxicated.”

Fume incidents are rare in the US but they occur daily and they might harm your health. According to the FAA, 900 fume incidents have been recorded in the past decade, averaging to around one incident a day. Despite their frequency, the FAA asserts “cabin air is as good or as better than the air found in homes or offices and homes.”

For an article further exploring these ideas, please visit here.

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Arizona Plane Crash Kills Family of Four

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A family of four was killed when their Cessna 210 crashed in Phoenix, Arizona, while en route to Nashville. The owner of the aircraft is identified as Eric Falbe.

Family members of the deceased grew concerned when Falbe’s father did not receive a call from the family they had landed. First responders eventually found the plane in an area of dense trees.

The NTSB and the FAA opened an investigation on this incident. For an article on the accident, please visit here.

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