30 passengers fall sick on India flight due to pressure problem

Plane passengers suffer nose & ear bleeding as crew ‘forgot’ to maintain cabin pressure

Plane passengers suffer nose & ear bleeding as crew ‘forgot’ to maintain cabin pressure

Over 30 Passengers on board complained of bleeding nose and ears while five of the passengers were diagnosed with "mild conductive deafness" which is caused due to a change in air pressure.

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.

After the Boeing 737 aircraft landed, the affected passengers were taken to the airport terminal where doctors administered first aid. "Our latest initiative is a step ahead in terms of flexibility and being receptive to our guests' preference to facilitate greater choice and convenience", he said.

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. "The airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight", he said in a statement.

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People on board posted photos and videos of the calamity online, with one purported passenger, Darshak Hathi, uploading footage on Twitter showing travellers using oxygen masks.

"Panic situation due to technical fault in @jetairways 9W 0697 going from Mumbai to Jaipur", he tweeted. The plane had to turn back to the Mumbai airport. "All passengers are safe including me", he added.

Satish Nair also posted a picture and complained that passengers were not kept informed during the ordeal. The Civil Aviation ministry has asked aviation regulator DGCA for a report on the incident. The crew is being derostered.

Jet Airways reportedly issued a statement in the aftermath of the event.

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