747Whale wrote:The APU has no hydraulics attached. And yes, I do know the MD11 well.
In fact, on engines, which do drive hydraulic pumps, there is no way for hydraulic fluid to get into the engine and thus bleed air, either.
The MD11 is strictly a cargo aircraft. Are you aware of a single cargo crew claiming "aerotoxic syndrome?"
Other than the Cathay "crew member" in the video, the one sitting in the captain's seat while wearing two stripes...or the falsified report in the video inferring "fumes" brought down Helios 737...now we're inferring that hydraulic fluid magically migrates to the APU and enters the aircraft, or somehow gets into engine oil, which then works backward against labyrinth seals under pressurization, and is ingested to produce toxic "fumes" that destroy pilots and kill passengers?
This is a conspiracy theory, especially given that it's not remotely an issue to crew that fly the aircraft their entire lives...perhaps we're all keeping it a secret, in fear for our jobs? That kind of a conspiracy?
I won't speak to the rest of the topic but I will address the "sitting in the captain's seat while wearing two stripes" remark. The picture with the CX pilot sitting in the left seat shows him in civvies, and judging by the lack of anything but black outside the windows, this is probably a simulator. The picture of him in flight with his two-bar epaulettes is in the right seat, which would be the normal operating seat for a Junior First Officer.