By AMELIA T. REIHELD
Considering the alternatives, hypoxia is probably quite a pleasant way to die. When the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen, there’s often an onset of euphoria, a gradual decline in visual and mental sharpness, and increasing drowsiness, then just a gentle fade to black.
The thing about hypoxia is that its symptoms are so insidious that pilots may not know anything is wrong until it’s too late. [Read more…]