Passengers bleed after crew forgets to maintain cabin pressure

Jet Airways,DGCA,Mumbai airport

On Thursday morning, the Jaipur-bound Jet Airways flight 9W 0697 took off from Mumbai airport.

The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation, DGCA added.

Jet Airways confirmed the incident in a statement saying that the pilots have been taken off duty pending an investigation.

Passengers tweeted about "horror in the air" after a Jet Airways flight was forced to return shortly after take-off from Mumbai today because of a sharp drop in cabin pressure, which caused headache and nose-bleed. "As a result, oxygen masks got deployed", the official at aviation regulator DGCA said.

"[The flight] made an air turn back due to loss in cabin pressure".

The carrier is among those struggling to make money in the Indian market, where competition has driven fares below cost.

All the passengers in flight were instructed to use the Emergency oxygen masks after the knowing that cabin pressure was lost.

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Some passengers even suffered from severe headache.

The Boeing 737 plane managed to land safely and not all of the 166 passengers on board were affected.

A statement explaining what happened was released by Lalit Gupta from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which is responsible for commercial flight over India.

Fellow passenger Satish Nair share a selfie while bleeding from the nose.

The passengers are being treated at Mumbai airport.

According to the airline, the aircraft landed normally in Mumbai.

The flight was re-scheduled to take off from Mumbai at 10.15 am, reported ANI. Thirty of them suffered injuries, of which five were admitted to Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. "First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose".

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