Passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds on Jet Airways flight

Anna Jefferson
September 24, 2018

"The 9W 697 Mumbai-Jaipur flight was turned back to Mumbai after take off as, during the climb, crew forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure".

Confirming the incident, a Jet Airways spokesperson said, "All passengers were deplaned and first aid was administered to those who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose".

"Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests", it said in a Twitter post.

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The spokesperson further informed that the flight " s cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation adding that "the airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight".

Narrating the horrific incident, a passenger, Darshak Hathi, said, "After we took off the AC malfunctioned, then air pressure system malfunctioned too and oxygen masks came out".

Preliminary information also revealed that the Boeing 737 aircraft had climbed upto 10,000 feet and was close to Surat when pilots chose to return to Mumbai after the incident on Thursday. It added that 144 of the original flight's passengers have been transported to Jaipur on a different flight, and 17 decided "to travel at another point in time".

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Earlier, the DGCA, in a statement, said that the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation into the matter. The crew is being derostered.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said in tweet that 30 of the 166 people on board were affected and provided with medical treatment.

The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassing incidents for the airline, which like other Indian carriers has been suffering financially.

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Jet Airways reportedly issued a statement in the aftermath of the event.

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