Investigating the Link Between Toxic Cabin Air and Long Term Health Effects

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: Fumes, Safety

The Aerotoxic Association is asking the International Criminal Court in The Hauge to hear evidence for and against the premise that the “bleed air”, used to pressurize passenger aircraft cabins, has been contaminated with chemicals that are hazardous to the health of the passengers, crew, and pilots. Despite mounting evidence linking the exposure of toxic air on aircrafts to acute and chronic ill health since the Fifties, the UK Government has not taken any action to protect passengers and aircrews.

Airlines and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) deny a link between contaminated cabin air and aerotoxic syndrome, a condition that has lead to deaths of several pilots. The CAA claims that these “fume events” are rare incidents and that there is no evidence showing negative long-term health effects.

The Aerotoxic Association asks that the 2,500 victims they’ve been in contact with, share their experiences with the International Criminal Court.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

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Emergency Landing for Southwest Jet with Engine and Window Damage

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: emergency landing

A Southwest aircraft made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport a piece of shrapnel flew off of the left engine covering, shattering a window, and killing one passenger. Oxygen masks dropped down from the ceiling and passengers reported hearing “loud bangs” and “rattling” as the plane quickly began to descend.

The pilot was able to regain control of the jet and land safely. Upon arrival, emergency vehicles were waiting on the tarmac and seven people with minor injuries were treated. A fuel leak in one of the engines caused a small fire that firefighters were able to control quickly.

After landing, the FAA stated that the crew reported damage to one of the engines, the fuselage, and at least one window.

The NTSB TDA (Transportation Disaster Assistance) offers support services and accident information to disaster victims and their families.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Being Brought Against Southwest Airlines for Negligence

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: Disabled Passenger, Safety

The widow of Eugene Dreyer is claiming negligence caused her husband’s fatal injuries on a Southwest Airlines flight February 21st, 2017. Mr. Dreyer, had been a successful stockbroker and financial advisor, but had suffered from post-polio syndrome leaving him wheelchair bound. As he was being wheeled to his first row seat, Mr. Dreyer requested that he have a seat belt extension. The flight crew obliged, and the plane took off. According to the suit, no one in Mr. Dreyer’s party adjusted the belt.

As the plane was landing, the seat belt failed to keep him secure causing Mr. Dreyer to fly forward and hit the wall. The suit claims that “Eugene Dreyer hit his head, foot, leg, shoulder and other parts of his body onto the front bulkhead wall.” This lead to severe injuries including loss of cognitive functions, severe depression, and a broken femur.

The suit is claiming that these injuries, lead to Mr. Dreyer’s death on April 23rd, 2017 and was filed on behalf of Mr. Dreyer’s wife and his two children.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

 

Inspection Failures Lead to Smoke on Jet Airways Flight

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: emergency landing, Fumes

A Jet Airways plane departing from Bengaluru had began its ascent when a master caution warning went off at 4,500 feet. The flight crew inspected the issue, and all systems seemed to be running properly, and they continued on toward their destination.

The aircraft had then reached 6,000 feet, when one of the crew members reported smoke inside of the passenger cabin. Wet tissues were distributed to the passengers and the protective breathing system had to be implemented. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing where three passengers sustained minor injuries during the evacuation.

Upon further investigation, it has come to light that while regular inspections of the plane occurred, checks of the power turbine blades were being missed. This has been listed as the probably cause of the smoke. The Director General of Civil Aviation has classified this as a “serious incident”.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

Two Hospitalized After Smoke Fills the Cabin During Southwest Airlines Flight

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: emergency landing, Fumes

A Southwest airplane headed to Dallas from Phoenix, was forced to cut their flight short when the flight crew noticed a strange smell on board. The pilot declared an emergency, and was given priority to land in Albuquerque as smoke began to fill the cabin.

Emergency crews met the plane on the runway, and two passengers were rushed to the hospital. Five other passengers were treated on the scene.

The aircraft will remain in Albuquerque until mechanics clear it to fly again.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

United Airlines Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing at Lehigh Valley International Airport

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: emergency landing, Fumes

A United Airlines plane had taken off from Newark on Wednesday night, when shortly into the flight, there were reports of the smell of smoke coming from one of the bathrooms. The Los Angeles bound aircraft quickly made an emergency landing at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania.

The plane was able to land safely and without injury. Passengers were then bused back to Newark Liberty International Airport through United Airlines. The cause of the smoke smell has yet to be determined.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

5 Injured After Atlanta-Bound Plane Makes an Emergency Landing in Nigeria

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: emergency landing

A Delta airplane began it’s flight to Atlanta when 30 minutes into the trip, the crew received an indication that the left engine had caught on fire. The plane shut the engine down and quickly returned back to Lagos, Nigeria for an emergency landing.

Airport fire crews greeted the plane when it landed. Passengers evacuated the onto the runway using the plane’s emergency slides.  It was reported that five of the passengers received non-critical injuries during this exit.

If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

13 Ryanair Passengers Injured in Bus Crash at Frankfurt Airport

Author: admin  |  Category: Crashes

A bus transporting Ryanair passengers to a terminal, was involved in a collision that injured at least 13 people. One person was rushed to the hospital after the incident.

It is believed that the bus collided with a luggage hauler, who failed to yield to the bus’s right of way on the tarmac. Several similar accidents have occurred at Frankfurt Airport, including a crash last month that injured 11.

The incident is still under investigation.

If you were injured, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

Three Killed and Two Injured in Southern California Helicopter Crash

Author: admin  |  Category: Crashes

A Robinson R44 helicopter, carrying four people, crashed into a Newport Beach home this afternoon. It’s reported that three people killed, and two others were rushed to the hospital.

One witness stated that they saw the chopper “drop like a rock”. The collision did not cause a fire, but there were plenty of fluids present at the scene.

The FAA and the NTSB will be investigating the cause of the crash.

The NTSB TDA (Transportation Disaster Assistance) offers support services and accident information to disaster victims and their families.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.

Three Wildlife Biologists Involved in Fatal Helicopter Crash

Author: admin  |  Category: Crashes

A group of biologists from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife were on board a helicopter, when it crashed in Pomeroy, Washington. The crew was surveying populations of mule deer, using nets that were fired off of the helicopter to catch some of them.

19-year-old Benjamin Poirier died at the scene of the crash, while 33-year-old Blake Malo and 30-year-old Garrett Bradshaw were airlifted to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

It has been stated that the NTSB investigation may take up to two years to complete.

The NTSB TDA (Transportation Disaster Assistance) offers support services and accident information to disaster victims and their families.

Friedman|Rubin PLLP specializes in aviation and personal injury cases. If you have questions about a potential case, please contact us for a free evaluation. Our Aviation Team is ready to hear your story and evaluate your case.