The investigation into the loss of Aries Aviation International’s Piper PA-31 Navajo C-FNCI along with its pilot and a survey technician on Aug. 1, 2018, prompted Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) staff to do a deep dive into the literature on hypoxia. It seemed nearly certain that exposure to hypoxia and hyperventilation by the single pilot were prime causal factors in this case. “Normoxia” is the state in which a physiologically adequate supply of oxygen ...

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