Re: QF Flight Engineers Dying?

Date:         03 Oct 99 17:38:41 
From:         bungles <bungles@f1.net.au>
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Russell Short wrote:
> It has arisen that 13 flight engineers flying for QF have died in the last
> six years of brain tumours. Another unspecified amount have had cancerous
> tumours removed by the various medical means available.
>
> According to a QF Senior Technical Specialist in avionics, fears have been
> around for years regarding electric and magnetic fields around the FE panel
> in the 747 Classic (and indeed other 3-crew aircraft).

Hmmm.....add to this all the chemicals that ground engineering staff are exposed
to, and you would expect them to be dying even earlier...they work around the
F/E's panel (P4 for all those interested) too. Doesn't seem like it.