Plane Exhaust Kills More People Than Plane Crashes

  via Mason Inman for National Geographic News There’s a new fear of flying: You’re more likely to die from exposure to toxic pollutants in plane exhaust than in a plane crash, a new study suggests. In recent years, airplane crashes have killed about a...

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...

Air travel can Damage Your Health

The British news comapny Channel 4 News investigated into the claim that pilots were suffering neorological damage due to repeated exposure to fumes in the cockpit. Follow the below link to watch the full report.  ...

Alaska jet returns to gate; smoke detected in cockpit

. By Charles E. Brown Seattle Times staff reporter An Alaska Airlines flight preparing to take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a flight to Sacramento returned to the terminal gate just before 8 p.m. Wednesday after a cockpit warning light indicated...