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How often do plane stowaways fall from the sky?

Lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

Police are investigating whether a man found dead on a west London street was a 聽stowaway who fell from a plane. No-one saw the body fall from the sky on to Portman Avenue. It is not the first incident of this kind on the Heathrow flightpath.聽 Dr Stephen Veronneau, of the US Federal Aviation Administration, has identified 96 individuals around the world who have tried to travel in plane wheel wells since 1947. The incidents happened on 85 flights. Veronneau is working on the assumption that the Mortlake fatality was a stowaway. Of these, more than three-quarters have proved fatal.

This article answers following questions : Just how often does this happen and what are the riks?

** How often do plane stowaways fall from the sky?

聽聽聽聽聽 By Jon Kelly/ BBC News Magazine / 13th-September-2012

Recommends Against Routine Electrocardiogram Screening

Mi茅rcoles, 5 de septiembre de 2012 Pedro Ortiz Garc铆a Sin comentarios

The leading cause of death in the United States is coronary heart disease (CHD). In 2004, 聽the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against electrocardiogram聽 (ECG) in asymptomatic adults.聽Besides, ECG is not recommended as part of periodic health examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. This report from the USPSTF updates the 2004 recommendations on ECG screening for asymptomatic adults at low, intermediate, or high risk for CHD events.

You can see herein below the whole article聽published by MedScape / August 2012

News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
CME Author: Penny Murata, MD

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International travel “makes athletes ill”

Jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

The study – published聽in “British Journal of Sports Medicine” -聽tracked the daily health of 259 elite rugby players competing in the 2010 Super 14 Rugby Tournament. Over 16 weeks, teams from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand played in all three countries. For matches played outside home turf after international travel, illness incidence was higher.聽聽Infections accounted for most of the reported illnesses. They suggest that various stressors could be involved, including changes in pollution, temperature, allergens, humidity, altitude, as well as different food, germs, and culture. It is suggested聽 that increased illness from travel is more likely to be due to the fact that the person is out of their normal environment instead of flying.

One of the authors, Prof Schwellnus said: “These findings could be relevant to the Olympics and might contribute to a home advantage.” Will there be this, one of the reasons because home atheletes win more medals at Olympics?聽 Tell us what you think..

** International travel makes athletes ill聽/ By Anna-Marie Lever/ / 09-August-2012

** Crossing 5+ time zones more than doubles illness risk for elite athletes / By Stephanie Burns /

** Elite athletes travelling to international destinations >5 time zone differences from their home country have a 2鈥3-fold increased risk of illness聽/ Abstract

By Martin P Schwellnus ,Wayne Elton Derman et al聽 / British Journal of Sports Medicine -June 2012

Air France 447 and “The automation Paradox”

Viernes, 13 de julio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

A deadly combination of pilot confusion, “warning system ergonomics” design and 聽inadequate pilot training were responsible for the crash of Air France Flight 447 on 1 June 2009.聽This is the conclusion reached by the BEA (Bureau d’Enqu锚tes et d’Analyses pour la s茅curit茅 de l’aviation civile), the French authority responsible for carrying out safety investigations relating to accidents or serious incidents in civil aviation, in its final report into the crash. BEA’s 224-page report indicated that the aircraft might have been flown out of danger if the pilots had realized the situation they were facing.

And what this has to do with Automation Paradox?聽 ….

Let’s follow reading this interesting article written by Robert N 聽Charette in IEEE Spectrum聽 risk analysis blog, featuring daily news, updates and analysis on computing and IT projects, software and systems failures, successes and innovations, security threats, and more

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Viajar en avi贸n: 驴qu茅 comer para evitar el malestar?

Mi茅rcoles, 4 de julio de 2012 AeroLatin News Sin comentarios

Para evitar las molestias digestivas, la hinchaz贸n abdominal, la retenci贸n de l铆quidos y los gases en los aviones es preciso seguir una alimentaci贸n liviana, f谩cil de digerir y que proporcione una buena hidrataci贸n.聽En este art铆culo se proponen consejos diet茅ticos para evitar las molestias habituales, se rese帽a por qu茅 no es conveniente llevar comida de casa y se explica por qu茅 la digesti贸n en un avi贸n es diferente. Aviones y alimentaci贸n: consejos diet茅ticos para evitar las molestias habituales

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Deaf, blind student gets to fly plane

Jueves, 28 de junio de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Katie Inman climbed into the cockpit of the Piper Warrior airplane and put on a thick pair of headphones. The plane roared to life and began taxiing down the runway for takeoff. With her right hand, Katie guided the nose of the plane into the air.With her left, she reached in the back seat of the four-seater plane where her interpreter, Ashley, signed instructions into her hand…

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Air traffic controllers aren鈥檛 keeping to no-doze schedule

Mi茅rcoles, 20 de junio de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

New regulations intended to keep air traffic controllers from dozing off on duty have been violated nearly 4,000 times, according to internal Federal Aviation Administration documents. After a controller fell asleep last year in the tower at Reagan National Airport, it emerged that such lapses were commonplace at airports across the country, and the FAA said it would act to curb the problem. There have been repeated violations of a requirement that controllers have at least nine hours off between shifts. Last year instructed the FAA to work with the union on rules to ensure that the controllers who manage 24,000-27,000 commercial flights a day to arrive at work well rested.

For reading the whole story at the Washington Post

** Air Traffic Controllers arent’t keeping to no-doze schedule

聽聽聽聽 Ashley Hasley/ 15-June-2012

Mental diseases not easy to diagnose

Martes, 29 de mayo de 2012 Jose Mar铆a P茅rez Sastre Sin comentarios

Physicians can’t always identify a pilot’s depression or other mental disorder during an aeromedical exam.Official accident reports atribute just a handful of crashes to a pilot’s deliberate action, citing聽 a psychosomatic聽 disorder, a suicide or some unexplained motive. Here you can read several cases .This article highlights the need of improving pilot-physician relationship in order to detects such problems, as well as some comments about new antidepressant 聽rules in certain countries.

** Difficult Diagnosis

聽聽聽聽 Linda Welferman / Aerosafety World聽聽 May-2012

La LRO fotograf铆a los surcos dejados en la Luna por el Rover del Apolo 15

Viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012 Ovidio Fern谩ndez Mart铆n Sin comentarios

La sonda espacial LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) cuya misi贸n es la exploraci贸n lunar se encuentra en 贸rbita de servicio alrededor de la Luna desde junio de 2009 fotografiando la superficie de nuestro sat茅lite natural y recogiendo datos de la misma mediante diversos instrumentos y experimentos. Ha fotografiado los lugares donde se posaron los seis veh铆culos Apolo que llegaron a la superficie lunar, donde qued贸 el m贸dulo de descenso pues, como es sabido, para ahorrar peso y, por tanto, combustible, los astronautas regresaron en el m贸dulo de ascenso, dejando el de descenso abandonado en la Luna…..

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Indonesia Confronts Drug Use Among Pilots

Viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis 1 comentario

The Indonesian airline industry has made progress toward mending its reputation – amid soaring demand – after a series of spectacular crashes in recent years drew international attention to the country’s poor safety record. Now it has a new problem to deal with: drug abuse among its pilots.聽The police arrested a pilot from the country’s largest private airline, Lion Air, last Saturday on suspicion of possessing crystal methamphetamine, a psychostimulant that increases alertness and concentration and can create feelings of euphoria…

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