Whirlwind Mark 10 Helicopter Fumes Linked to Cancer

Steven Horsley
Author:
Steven Horsley
Head of Military Claims
Date:
15/07/2021

RAF personnel and helicopter crew who worked on Whirlwind Mark 10 helicopters may have been exposed to toxic exhaust fumes which could have increased their risk of developing cancer.

We’re currently representing a client who has been diagnosed with cancer after coming into contact with Whirlwind Mark 10 helicopter fumes during his years of service.

If you’ve worked on Whirlwind Mark 10 helicopters, and you’ve since been diagnosed with cancer, please get in touch with our Military Claims Solicitors. We offer a free case assessment where we’ll discuss your situation and let you know if we think you’re entitled to claim compensation.

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This isn’t the first time that helicopter fumes have been linked to cancer in RAF personnel. We’ve represented several people who worked on Sea King helicopters during their service, who have gone on to develop cancer.

A Freedom of Information Request by RAF Flight Sergeant, Zach Stubbings, revealed that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had been aware of the potential risk of the fumes as far back as 1999, yet nothing was done to protect those working on the aircraft.

We’ve helped those affected by the Sea King helicopter fumes claim compensation from the MoD after they were diagnosed with cancer such as myeloma, throat cancer and testicular cancer.

“What’s most concerning is the fact that the risks with military helicopter fumes were raised decades ago and yet no one flying in these helicopters were made of aware of this,” says Head of Military, Steven Horsley, who is representing affected military personnel.

“It appears that there could be another generation of air crewmen and pilots who are tragically suffering from a life-ending condition due to flying in Whirlwind Mark 10 helicopters, which we believe also may have emitted toxic fumes similar to those from the Sea King helicopters.”

“I can only imagine how upset and angry those individuals must be feeling, knowing that something could have been done to protect them.”

It can take years or even decades for cancer to develop, and we understand you may be feeling concerned if you’ve worked on Whirlwind Mark 10 helicopters in the past. If you notice any symptoms, and you’ve got concerns that they might be cancer related, you should see your GP straight away.

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