Mi√©rcoles, 17 de octubre de 2012
The British AAIB (Air Accident Investigation Branch) released their bulletin concluding ¬†the probable cause of an incident that British Airways A321 had near London on Dec 20th 2011 :
“The symptoms experienced by the commander may have been the result of the after-effects of a cold, combined with coincidental head and aircraft movement. The temporary symptoms experienced by the co-pilot may have been a reflection of the potentially evolving situation of an incapacitation at an early stage in the flight leading to possible mild hyperventilation.”
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** Incident: British Airways A321 near London on Dec 20th 2011, both flight crew nearly passed out¬†
Simon Hradecky / 11th-Oct-2012 / The Aviation Herald
Martes, 21 de agosto de 2012
The JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and ¬†yelling about religion and terrorists has had a psychotic episode in prison and requires further mental evaluation. Clayton Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month. A forensic neuropsychologist testified in a short, unpublicized trial that Osbon had a “brief psychotic disorder” at the time of the flight brought on by lack of sleep…
Jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012
A Jet Blue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a “medical situation” arose involving the captain. The airline says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about 10 a.m. Tuesday.¬† The airline says an off-duty captain who happened to be aboard the plane went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain “once on the ground.”¬†Jet Blue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination…
Martes, 21 de febrero de 2012
A Czech CSA jetliner carrying 46 passengers from Polish capital of Warsaw landed safely in Prague Ruzyne Airport shortly after midday on Wednesday (15th February) after the flight’s captain fell ill as the plane was landing and was declared dead soon afterwards.The plane was on approach to the Prague airport when an emergency was reported and the first officer took control of the turbo propeller plane, an ATR-42-500, after the captain “who was 55 years old, was incapacitated due to health problems,” according to Peter Zmolnik, the president of the Czech Association of CSA Transport pilots.
Viernes, 7 de octubre de 2011
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its final report yesterday into the cause of the April 23, 2010 crash of a Grumman TBM Avenger Water Bomber. Ronny Clowes, 62, was founded death after¬† the aircraft collided with the ground just south of the airport, two minutes after departure.¬†The final report, which is available online, named two contributing factors, or causes, in the crash. The first was Clowes’ underlying coronary disease, which was not identified despite the defences built into the Civil Aviation Medicine, or CAM, system. The second factor was the fact Clowes suffered a heart attack during flight that led to the crash. Clowes was being treated for high blood pressure and he also had elevated blood sugar levels at the time of the accident. The prevention system was unable to avoid this incapacitation and this accident can serve the purpose of helping to revamp that system.
** Plane crash caused by heart attack
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Stacey Foster / CANADAEAST NEWS SERVICE-¬† 07-October-2011
Martes, 18 de enero de 2011
Un Boeing 777 d’Air France avec 232 passagers reliant Paris √† New York a effectu√© un “atterrissage de s√©curit√©” en Islande lundi √† la suite d’un malaise de l’un des pilotes, selon l’a√©roport international Keflavik de Reykjavik. Comme vous pouvez voir sur les photos, le pilote est venu de descendre les escaliers pour √™tre servi par les services m√©dicaux du a√©roport. √Čviter l’incapacit√© du pilote demeure un objectif fondamental de la m√©decine a√©ronautique.
**¬†¬† Atterrissage en urgence d’un avion Air France : les images ( VIDEO TF1 News)
**¬†¬† Emergencia por Incapacitaci√≥n de piloto ( Blog Alas de Plata)
Jueves, 14 de octubre de 2010
A Qatar Airways aircraft enroute from Manila to Doha made an emergency landing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Wednesday, after one of its pilots died¬†mid-air.¬†Reports say the pilot died of a heart attack. But the company did not confirm the cause of death, or if the flight was ever at risk. The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reported 32 occasions in 2009 when pilots were incapacitated during a flight. Although modern passenger aircraft are able to fly themselves during most of a flight, the presence of a co-pilot in the cockpit is essential in case of the captain becoming unwell, or of a particularly dangerous emergency situation
** Qatar Airways dies in flight¬†/ ¬†Aljazzera
** In-flight Pilot Incapacitation¬†/ Skybrary Operator’s Guide to Human Factors in¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Aviation
Lunes, 8 de febrero de 2010
En el siguiente trabajo publicado en 2007, se analizan 98 casos de incapacitaci√≥n del piloto, ¬†a bordo de aviones australianos durante un periodo de 31 a√Īos (1975-2006)¬†¬†debido a causas¬†m√©dicas¬†. Aunque las conclusiones finales del mismo, confirman al igual que otros estudios, que el riesgo de incapacitaci√≥n es bajo ; tambi√©n se constatan 8 casos en los cuales el desenlace fue un accidente fatal… Leer más…
Martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009
A trav√©s de la Dra. Estrella Foster de la AIMA (Asociaci√≥n Iberoamericana de Medicina Aeroespacial) nos ha llegado este interesante estudio¬† retrospectivo de la NHTSA (National Hifgway Traffic Safety Administration) de los EEUU sobre los accidentes de coche producidos por incapacitaci√≥n m√©dica entre los a√Īos 2005 y 2007. Las conclusiones son muy claras. Por un lado son poco frecuentes¬†(s√≥lo el 1,3%) y la mayor parte (84%) tienen que ver con convulsiones, p√©rdida de conciencia y diabetes.
The Contribution of Medical Conditions¬†to Passenger Vehicle Crashes¬†
Report DOT HS 811219
NHTSA / Department of Transportation USA