VIDEO: Two British Airways pilots have died within weeks of each other - their families are blaming exposure to aircraft fumes in the cockpit. Richard Westgate and Karen Lysakowska suffered years of ill health. BA says there is no evidence to support the claims. Malcolm Shaw reports.
Richard Westgate lived for flying. But the British Airways pilot from Dorset died in December after suffering years of chronic fatigue, mood swings and then a fall. Then another BA pilot, Karen Lysakowska from Surrey, died after developing cancer.
Both were in their early forties, and believed they'd been repeatedly exposed to toxic fumes in the cockpits of the planes they flew. The air supply comes from a bleed pipe off the jet engine. More on this story shortly.