I have flown for over 32 years. This has placed me in Contaminated Cabin Air far longer than 90 percent of the Flight Attendants at my airline. I also incurred what I thought was an insanely high number of events for a 32-year career, (3) in 2010 and (6) in 2015 thru 2017. This was a total of (9) events which the 9th one has left me Cardiac disabled. This was the most of any Flight Attendant at our airline other than one of our Captains who apparently had as much or more exposure level than me who died of this same Cardiac condition in Sept 2015.
Yet, click on the final Flight Logbook pdf link below of the deceased German Wings Pilot Andreas Lubitz. He had clearly been slowly poisoned to death. After reading his Flight Log, there is not a shadow of a doubt now for me that he died from Contaminated Cabin Air. Keep in mind that I have permanent heart muscle damage leaving me disabled from flying after (9) such events, This Pilot had been flying on aircraft that had a mind-numbing 156 or more Fume Events prior to his death in the Flight Logbook. These events were also often followed by multiple pressure leaks with reduced oxygen levels on multiple Germanwings aircraft.
I honestly do not know how he flew as long as he did without incurring severe brain damage and cardiac myopathy. I really hope this document will be used to further this investigation and clear his name. This man was not clinically depressed and suicidal. He was clearly poisoned out of his mind and fell unconscious and incapacitated at the controls in the cockpit after his body reached it’s breaking point from the accumulated chemical exposures. It is what caused his aircraft to crash with a loss of all life onboard.
This is what needs to be brought forward in Aviation. We must not stop until we force airline management, aircraft manufacturers and legislative policy makers to end their lies and deception on this issue. Pilot Lubitz died while documenting this cause in his Flight Logbook. It is now up to all of us to pick up that baton and keep fighting in his memory as well as our other many fallen. We must never stop fighting for justice and legislative policy change so that they did not all die in vain.
It is my hope that we can use this toward our final fight one day on Capitol Hill for a desperately needed Cabin Air Quality Bill. This needs to be done immediately to end this vicious cycle and prevent any further preventable fatalities. As this Contaminated Cabin Air issue clearly has a documented track record of taking a total loss of all life onboard.
Knowledge is Power