Co-pilot unconscious after Fume Event during the landing approach
This is the horror scenario: one pilot suddenly smells the "old socks" smell, the other, who is currently piloting the plane, does not. But precisely that one is knocked out on the spot. The second helmsman, in this case, the captain, sends out a "Mayday" call and takes over command four miles before touching down, after he has donned his oxygen mask. Aviation Herald reported this on January 4th.
B.A. has - as we have reported here in the past - had such problems a lot lately. But, as usual these incidents are regularly - as has always been the case - played down. In any case, the Airbus A320-200 in question was maintenanced and had to spend about 85 hours on the ground to do so. That’s 3 1/2 days. That's how long it takes to clean the ducts and air conditioning of such an aircraft. And with such a number of work-hours, it also becomes clear why the airlines have little interest and even less desire to do what is necessary after a fume-event incident. Unless the 'customers', the passengers, put pressure on them.
As always, they did not notice and were not informed about the problem at any time. Not even later on.
A summary of the process is available in German language at aero.de.