Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low pressure in the cabin.

This has prompted an investigation by the aviation ministry who have suspended the cockpit crew while it gathers facts.

Subsequently, Oxygen masks were deployed for the passengers on board.

Fares for domestic destinations are all set to come down further as two Full Service Carriers (FSC) - Jet Airways and Vistara - have recently made a decision to unbundle their meal services.

The plane carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai and those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said. All guests were deplaned safely. "First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose".


On Twitter, some passengers gave a report of their experiences while on the flight.

Taking serious cognizance of the incident, the government ordered a safety audit plan for the entire aviation industry to be submitted by Director General of Civil Aviation within 30 days, while Jet Airways derostered the cockpit crew pending investigations.

The Times reported that India's Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has launched a probe into the incident, and the airline said it is "extending full cooperation".

Adding further, he said, "The flight landed at Mumbai airport after an hour and we were told that we will be shifted to a different flight".

"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. This is an unfortunate incident".

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