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maybe we had alot of barfers on one plane? I have seen it more times thatn I care to count. One person get sick and it sets off a chain reaction like you would not believe. Kind of like a barfing Domino
Originally posted by Banshee
This is messed up, guys.
12 unconscious .... some reportedly in *critical* condition??
That's not food poisoning, and what kind of "fumes" could do that??
Originally posted by FredT
1) Are the sick related?
2) Maybe they all ate at the same place prior to taking off.
3) maybe we had alot of barfers on one plane? I have seen it more times thatn I care to count. One person get sick and it sets off a chain reaction like you would not believe. Kind of like a barfing Domino
Originally posted by defcon5
Guys, where were these fumes coming from? A plane is pressurized, and sealed; it’s not like your car where the engine exhaust can leak inside. Southwest only fly’s 737’s to my knowledge, and the engines are out on the wings. The only other thing that I can think of would be the APU malfunctioning and blowing something in with the air conditioning, but that would affect everyone on the plane. I am more inclined to believe that someone came on-board ill and passed it around, or they came in contact with something in the terminal. I used to work on civilian jets as a ramp lead and supervisor, but am not an expert on the subject; however I cannot think of anything that the plane would emit that would do this. Even the APU exhaust never made us ramp guys sick when we would stand under it to dry off from the rain.
Originally posted by NavyDog
Smoke/fumes can happen quickly and easily on a heavy jet. Electrical wiring and other bad things. .
Originally posted by NavyDog The APU exhaust outside poses no harm unless you are in the radius where decibels are too high or exhaust too hot.
Of the four who reported symptoms after the Southwest Airlines jetliner from Houston landed, one woman was taken to a hospital, where her condition was described as non-life-threatening. The other three declined hospitalization.
It was reported in an early news account that 10 people on the plane had been overcome by fumes, with four of them in critical condition and six others in serious condition.
"One started throwing up, and others sitting nearby" did so afterward in a "reactive response," said BWI spokeswoman Cheryl Stewart. An airline spokeswoman said the others may have suffered from "sympathy nausea."