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Co-pilot affected by fumes.

A co-pilot on a UK-bound passenger plane had to stop flying and take oxygen after "feeling dreadful" following unusual "oily petrol" smells in the cabin, an official accident report revealed today.

His captain also felt light-headed and nauseous and had difficulty in judging height during the approach and landing to Birmingham airport.

Despite feeling progressively worse, the captain was able to safely land the British European plane, with 75 passengers on board. An inquiry found an engine turbine oil leak from the auxiliary power unit generator cooling fan.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 20, 2004
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