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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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Germanwings Flight 4U-7218 Unidentified Odor Sickens Passengers

Author: admin  |  Category: Fumes

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Germanwings Flight 4U-7218 flying from Hamburg to Stockholm was ascending toward cruising altitude when strange fumes onboard forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The fumes made passengers nauseous and caused respiratory problems. Nine passengers aboard the flight received medical treatment.

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Eight Injured after American Airlines Flight 383 Catches Fire

Author: admin  |  Category: Burns, Fumes, Safety

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American Airlines flight 383 was speeding down the runway for takeoff when one of its engine caught fire. The pilots quickly aborted takeoff, bringing the Boeing 767-300ER to a screeching halt.

3,000 feet away from the plane in a UPS warehouse was one of its engine turbines, which had been flung when the engine caught fire. No word on how that happened.

Seven passengers were injured in the accident. One being a flight attendant and the other seven being passengers.

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American Airlines Flight AA-569 Smokey Cabin

Author: admin  |  Category: Fumes, Other Events, Safety

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American Airlines Flight AA-569 was en route to Toronto from Los Angeles when the flight made an emergency diversion to Denver after reports of smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed safely in Denver, though no word on the source of smoke. A report of this accident can be found here.

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Austrian Airlines Flight OE-LBF Old Sock Odor

Author: admin  |  Category: Fumes

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Austrian Airlines Flight OE-LBF was descending toward its final destination, Vienna, when crew members noticed the pungent smell of old socks fill the cabin.

Consequently the flight crew shut down the air conditioning system of the plane and opted for delta pressure RAM air to provide circulation.

The flight committed to the landing in Vienna and the plane was stationed there for 36 hours due to the incident. After after test flights of the aircraft, it resumed service.

An article of this event can be found here.

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Lufthansa Flight LH-9923 has Oil Fumes During Flight

Author: admin  |  Category: Fumes

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As Lufthansa Flight LH-9923 descended toward its final destination, Frankfurt, oil fumes were noticed on board. The plane was coming from Croatia.

After landing, the Airbus A321-200 was stationed on the ground for 15 hours, but returned to full service after. An investigation of the incident was not opened by Germany’s federal aviation agency.

The Aviation Herald covered an article on this issue here.

The fumes were not an isolated incident. The day prior, the same aircraft flying from Frankfurt to Croatia had another fume incident.

When the fumes entered the aircraft, the first officer reported he felt increasingly unwell and dizzy. Upon landing, both the captain and the officer were checked in to the local hospital. A story on this event is found here.

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Jetblue Flight B6-275 has Smoke in Cabin Over the Atlantic

Author: admin  |  Category: Fumes

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Jetblue Airlines Flight B6-275 was en route to San Juan from Hartford when smoke entered the cabin as the plane was flying over the Atlantic.

Despite the smell of smoke getting stronger, the crew was unable to locate its source.

The crew then deployed oxygen masks and declared an emergency, conducting an emergency landing at the nearest airport John F. Kennedy, New York.

The A320-200 aircraft safely landed 37 minutes after it diverted course.

An article of this incident can be found here.

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