Despite attending the 13th annual Cabin Air conference and appearing in the latest documentary film ‘Everybody Flies’ the BBC still appear not want to share the word AEROTOXIC or anything to do with Toxic Cabin Air in Public transport aircraft with the British public, who pay for the BBC by licence fees.
The Aerotoxic Association was called by Tom Burridge of the BBC on 3rd October to ask for ‘New pilots to speak to’ and a new BA pilot was put in touch with the BBC over a week ago, but still no report…
A BBC employee was on a recent BA Fume event flight on 6th October 2019 to Scotland from London Heathrow and wrote the following report about the flight:
“It was BA 1496 which was running about 40 minutes late due to an electrical fault.
When the Captain spoke with us, he said his lips felt (I am afraid I cannot remember the exact adjective) prickly, strange and his mouth was if it had not been washed for two days. His co-pilot’s eyes were smarting from the fumes and there was an haze in the cockpit. He decided very quickly to return to Heathrow. From this article sent to me by Liz in Scotland, it states that the cockpit crew put on masks, so obviously very serious.
He told us there are two passages of air, one for the passengers and crew plus the other for the cockpit. It was the latter source of air that contained diesel fumes.
The Captain also informed us that he would be interviewed by the Police; he would have to write a report plus he would be taken to hospital for a thorough check-up.
A BA employee said to a fellow passenger that she knew something was wrong when on take-off the aeroplane dipped down.”
Please contact Tom Burridge, Transport Correspondent of the BBC email@example.com if you have any news or evidence you would like to share with the BBC & public.
Chairman & Founder Aerotoxic Association