Posts Tagged ‘oxygen masks’


[BBC News] An Airbus A380 plane operated by Singapore Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing in Azerbaijan due to loss of cabin pressure.

Oxygen masks were released ahead of the emergency landing

Oxygen masks were released ahead of the emergency landing. Picture: BBC / Amelia Yeh

The plane was flying from London to Singapore and had 467 passengers and 27 crew members on board.

The airline said that oxygen masks were deployed and the aircraft landed “uneventfully” at the Baku airport.

It said that none of the passengers or crew was injured and that it was investigating what caused the problem.

“We are seeking clearance from local authorities to transfer affected customers to a hotel until a replacement aircraft arrives from Singapore,” a spokesman for the airline said in a statement.

In response to passenger reports that it was because of a faulty door, a Singapore Airlines spokesman said that “on the earlier flight into London there was a noise reported from one of the main deck doors”.

But he added that “the door was inspected by engineers on the ground in London with no findings, and the aircraft was cleared for continued operation”.

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BBC News
6th Jan, 2014


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[Daily Mail] A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a remote Canadian town after suspected toxic oil fumes were reported on the flight deck.

The co-pilot started to feel nauseous before unscheduled stop was made at Goose Bay, Newfoundland.

The co-pilot started to feel nauseous before unscheduled stop was made at Goose Bay, Newfoundland. Photo: Wikipedia

The Boeing 777, carrying 158 passengers from Heathrow to Philadelphia, made the unscheduled stop at Goose Bay, in Newfoundland, in temperatures of -30C after fumes started to cause eye and throat irritation halfway through the eight hour flight. The co-pilot also became incapacitated after he started to feel nauseous nearly half an hour later.

Oxygen masks were then required for the captain and first officer, so they could make the landing last Sunday, according to the Sunday Express.

The news comes just two weeks after the first picture was released of one of two top BA pilots who died within days of each other after complaining about being exposed to toxic oil fumes on passenger planes.

Last month it was reported Richard Westgate, 43, died after instructing his lawyers to sue BA for health and safety breaches days before fellow pilot Karen Lysakowska, 43, passed away.

Both claimed they had been poisoned by the fumes that can contaminate cabin air and which regularly force pilots to wear oxygen masks.

Read the full story at the Mail Online…..


Mail Online – James Rush
10 Feb, 2013