Passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds on Jet Airways flight


A Jaipur-bound Jet Airways flight was turned back to Mumbai on Thursday after several passengers suffered ear pain and nose-bleeds, during take-off because of loss in cabin air pressure. Subsequently, first aid was administered to the passengers who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc, a spokesperson of the airline said.

In the four-pager, Patel has accused the crew of Jet Airways of "dereliction of duty" and "poor crisis management" leading to the incident on September 20 on its Mumbai-Jaipur flight No. 9W-0697.

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.

As a result, the aircraft had to fly back to an airport to give treatment to those affected on the plane carrying 166 passengers.

The aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai. "All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal".

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If reports are to be believed, the alternative flight will take off from Mumbai Airport for Jaipur at 10.15 AM.

This led to an imbalance in the cabin pressure and oxygen masks were deployed with which most passengers breathed.

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Others posted videos from the cabin, showing passengers sitting quietly and breathing through oxygen masks.

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