Airline experts allege negligence of Jet Airways crew

24 September, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Kevin Carter
  • Plane passengers suffer nose & ear bleeding as crew ‘forgot’ to maintain cabin pressure

The Jaipur-bound flight was turned back to Mumbai after several passengers suffered ear pain and nose-bleeds, during take-off due to loss in cabin air pressure. In a statement, Jet Airways spokesperson said, "Jet Airways is extending full cooperation to the DGCA for the ongoing investigation of the event".

Meanwhile, taking cognisance of the incident, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has requested Directorate General of Civil Aviation to file its report immediately on the issue, the sources added.

The plane carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai and those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said.

Preliminary information also revealed that the Boeing 737 aircraft had climbed upto 10,000 feet and was close to Surat when pilots made a decision to return to Mumbai after the incident on Thursday.

An airline expert said, the crew missed out a routine check and emergency system (oxygen masks) worked as intended.

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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. "All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose".

As Jet Airways Flight 9W697 took off from Mumbai on Thursday, something terrifying quickly became clear: The cabin was not properly pressurized.

"I saw many people having nose bleeds", passenger Joel D'Souza told CNN. "Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests".

The flight turned back "due to loss in cabin pressure", according to a statement from the Indian worldwide airline.

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