Passengers complain of nose, ear bleeding as Jet Airways flight crew 'forgets' to turn on air pressure switch

A Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight was turned back to Mumbai mid-air on Thursday as, during the climb, the crew forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure.

 

A Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight was turned back to Mumbai mid-air on Thursday as, during the climb, the crew forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure. 30 out of 166 passengers on board the flight experienced nose and ear bleeding. Some of the passengers also complained of a headache. They're are being treated at Mumbai airport- news agency ANI reported. 

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the matter and the crew has been taken off duty. "The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation," ANI cited DGCA officials as saying.  

"The flight’s cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation. The airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight," a Jet Airways spokesperson said while commenting on the incident.

One of the passengers shared a video of the incident with Times Now. The video shows that the cabin pressure inside the cabin dropped significantly, resulting in Oxygen masks coming out. Turning on the switch to maintain the cabin air pressure is a part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the same was not done- said Wing Commander Praful Bakshi.

Source: timesnownews

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