Icelandair Investigating Mysterious Upswing In Crew Illnesses

Icelandair Investigating Mysterious Upswing In Crew Illnesses

1939803_10203029542477066_2004537775_n_opt
Photos by
Arpingstone/Wikimedia Commons

Published August 24, 2016

Icelandair is currently actively investigating what could be causing the recent increase in crew member illnesses, including a thorough examination of their planes’ air control systems.

RÚV reports that the number of crew members reporting being sick has increased to such a degree that the company is making detailed investigations into what could be causing the illnesses. The airline is reportedly checking the air control systems, including ventilation, filters and the general maintenance state of the airplanes.

Investigation head Þorkell Ágústsson told reporters that they have not yet ruled out the air being mildly toxic.

“That is amongst the factors that we are investigating,” he told reporters, although there could be any number of reasons for the rash in sick days.

The matter first came to the attention of the airline last February, when one crew member became seriously ill. Investigations were launched soon thereafter, in cooperation with airplane manufacturers Boeing.

Þorkell expects that investigations will conclude in about one week’s time.


News
Psychiatrist Blames Women For Revenge Porn, Internet Ignites

Psychiatrist Blames Women For Revenge Porn, Internet Ignites

by

An elderly, male psychiatrist offered his opinion that women alone are to blame for the existence of revenge porn, and

News
Mývatn Being Slowly Destroyed By Tourism

Mývatn Being Slowly Destroyed By Tourism

by

Hotel owners around Mývatn and the Laxá river area profit from the location, at the expense of the preservation of

News
DILL Becomes First Icelandic Restaurant To Earn Michelin Star

DILL Becomes First Icelandic Restaurant To Earn Michelin Star

by

The restaurant DILL, lauded by Grapevine on numerous occasions, has now earned the distinction of being the first Icelandic restaurant

News
Trump Was Right: Inside The Swedish Dystopia

Trump Was Right: Inside The Swedish Dystopia

by

US President Donald J. Trump recently gave a speech in Melbourne, Florida wherein he alluded to “what’s happening in Sweden

News
Court Confirms: No Jail For False Passports

Court Confirms: No Jail For False Passports

by

Reykjanes District Court took into consideration changes made to immigration law, which went into effect last January 1, when sentencing

News
Cloth Menstrual Pads Are Popular Again

Cloth Menstrual Pads Are Popular Again

by

Multiple-use, cloth menstrual pads are gaining in popularity once again, and one Icelander is making and selling her own. “We

Show Me More!