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BA A320. Onion bahjis smell.

Old 27th Nov 2019, 00:20
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"The doctors recommended the flight crew to stay in hospital overnight for monitoring, however, the pilots preferred to go to the hotel and returned to London the next day as passengers, refusing to fly on the occurrence aircraft."
"The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 27 hours, then returned to London Gatwick as flight BA-2675 and continued service."

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Old 27th Nov 2019, 09:22
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No sir, no paranoia, personally experienced the issue, not to that extent fortunately. once on a wide body, other times on single aile and having flown both main manufacturers with same engines over 3k hours each, only on one type so far.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 09:56
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A few lines of second hand information is meaningless. The captain's situation isnt clear as there was a communication issue. I would love to see the actual saturation readings in the hospital as I struggle to reconcile this with any known condition. On the face of it both felt unwell and had a temperature so looking at a viral infection... we often find several nurses go ill on the same shift......But not as sexy as organophosphate toxicity

I am more worried with the finding that the 2 pilots couldn't communicate with each other with masks on. Either they didnt use them properly, indicating a training issue, or the equipment had a fault. Surely this is far more serious in terms of the risk of a recurrent hazard?
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 10:43
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Could it be that they struggled to use the equipment efficiently because of the impairment from a toxin or fume effect rather than blaming poor training?
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 11:36
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Sorry for the thread drift but I remember that I was once told of a good (but expensive) post-flight test of a suspect aerotoxic event. It required vacuum packing your shirt (or something else you wore) and sending it for testing.
while googling for it I just found another test:
Aerotoxic hair test
Anyone experience with one of those tests?
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 14:07
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Originally Posted by Radgirl View Post
A few lines of second hand information is meaningless. The captain's situation isnt clear as there was a communication issue. I would love to see the actual saturation readings in the hospital as I struggle to reconcile this with any known condition. On the face of it both felt unwell and had a temperature so looking at a viral infection... we often find several nurses go ill on the same shift......But not as sexy as organophosphate toxicity

I am more worried with the finding that the 2 pilots couldn't communicate with each other with masks on. Either they didnt use them properly, indicating a training issue, or the equipment had a fault. Surely this is far more serious in terms of the risk of a recurrent hazard?
It's happened before in smoke issues (B777 LHR) and will happen again. The crew needs to understand this difficulty and develop work-arounds. I've been in cockpits during turbulence when the background noise from rattling panels was so loud that the crew had to yell to communicate. I felt that this latest incident crew handled it well
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