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 nauseous /nau·seous/ (naw´shus) pertaining to or producing nausea.
1. Causing nausea.
2. Affected with nausea. 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 An auxiliary power unit (APU) is a device on a vehicle whose purpose is to provide energy for functions other than propulsion. Different types of APU are found on aircraft, as well as some large ground vehicles. generator cooling fan.