Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

Over 30 passengers of a Jet Airways flight suffered bleeding from their nose and ears, after the cabin crew failed to maintain cabin pressure on Thursday morning.

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

The complainant said that after watching the entire episode unfurling on the media, he himself called up the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) authorities who confirmed the same.

Videos from the flight posted online showed passengers wearing oxygen masks, which automatically deploy if there is a drop in pressure.

According to ANI The flight will take off from Mumbai for Jaipur at 10.15 am.

The Jet Airways flight with 166 passengers and 5 crew members was on its way to Jaipur. All guests were deplaned safely.

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

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 airline said the flight's cockpit crew was taken off scheduled duties pending an investigation.

MoCA has taken cognizance of the incident in flight 9W 697 earlier today and has requested DGCA to file its report immediately on the issue. "I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from the nose".

Raj Sivakumar, senior vice-president for sales & distribution said the decision comes from the fact that guests, especially the millennials, wish to be empowered and exercise their right of choice and globally service models in the airlines' space change every day. "This is an unfortunate incident".

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