US Airways Fumes Hospitalize 5 in Charlotte

. By George Hatcher What: US Airways en route from New York Where: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport When: Aug 18, 2011 Who: 183 passengers, 5 crew Why: While en route, the crew declared an emergency. Passengers and crew were affected by fumes that spread from...

Airplane Turbulence: Is It Dangerous?

. Reposted from PBS.org SCIENCE:  August 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM EDT Article by: Jenny Marder No frequent flyer is a stranger to turbulence. But what causes it, and how dangerous is it? Turbulence is the random, chaotic motion of air, caused by changes in air currents....

U.S. Airways Flight 1431, Oil Fumes?

On Friday July 29, 2011 passengers and flight attendants on board US Airways Flight 1431 from Charlotte, N.C. to LAX complained of a bad odor. They also complained of respiratory and eye irritation. Were the passengers exposed to contaminated bleed air? The passengers...