Monthly Archives: May 2017

Murder by Methanol?

Diane Fleming Murder Case

Murder by methanol looks at the Diane Fleming murder case.  She was convicted of murder and got 30 years for poisoning her husband with methanol and 20 years for adulteration of a substance with methanol.

Despite overwhelming additional expert evidence of her innocence, Diane Fleming is still locked up, with no hope of a retrial.  Misdemeanours by the prosecution add to the farce and the possible wrong diagnosis by the hospital and hence the likely wrong treatment which led to Chuck’s death.   An inefficient and incomplete autopsy added to this saga, with the medical examiner not checking and reporting on levels of formic acid, nor for optic nerve damage, despite these conditions being the known symptoms of methanol poisoning. Continue reading Murder by Methanol?

Flight Safety – Epilogue

Further to my trilogy Flight Safety, Flight Safety – Pilot Error and Flight Safety – Aircraft Accidents of 2015, I have found some interesting research which could actually back up the suspicion of aspartame causing neurological and psychiatric problems for pilots.

Pilot depression research

Although this research particularly concentrates on depression and suicidal thoughts that pilots suffer from, the fact that so many pilots are admitting to these conditions could be a sign that some are in fact ingesting aspartame on a regular basis which would exacerbate or even cause their conditions. Continue reading Flight Safety – Epilogue

Flight Safety – Pilot Error?

Clayton Osbon
Captain Clayton Osbon

In Flight Safety Part 1, I covered how the side effects of aspartame could actually cause problems for pilots and crew and consequently be a hazard for all those onboard a flight.  Captain Clayton Osbon suffered a mental episode and has now lost his livelihood and has been vilified and treated abominably because of an illness that was not his fault.  How unfair!(See Part 3 and the Epilogue here) Continue reading Flight Safety – Pilot Error?