Federal officials issued safety alerts to pilots and aircraft mechanics last week warning them about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust. The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) alerts warn that the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is generally overlooked and underestimated in the aviation industry – a dangerous prospect considering that many airplanes with internal combustion engines are warmed by exhaust systems using a heater shroud. Compounding the danger is the colorless, odorless, and tasteless nature of carbon monoxide fumes, which can fill the cockpit and go undetected until it’s too late. The NTSB’s safety alerts offer some ... Read More
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