Zitat: „In life, British Airways Captain Richard Westgate struggled with serious health problems as well an uphill battle to convince his doctors and employer that his medical issues were related to toxic air in the cockpit. Following Westgate’s death, his family has picked up that gauntlet.
The Daily Mail reports that Westgate’s 47-year-old twin brother and fellow British Airways pilot, Guy recently testified on his brother’s behalf. Guy Westgate detailed the deceased aviator and close loved one’s tragic story in an emotional testimony before a coroner’s inquest in Salisbury, England. Dr. Simon Fox QC, the coroner leading the inquest, has already announced that he will not consider allegedly toxic flight deck conditions on commercial jetliners as a possible cause of death.
The coroner stated at the onset of the hearing that the inquest will instead determine other factors that may have contributed to the former pilot’s death, including a likely heart condition and the possibility that he took his own life by way of a drug overdose. Guy Westgate absolutely dismissed the notion that his brother committed suicide in testimony this week.
“He was angry, frustrated, disillusioned. He couldn’t believe he was let down by so many people,” Westgate told the courtroom. “He couldn’t believe the medical profession let him down so badly.”
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