Jet Airways passengers tweeted about mid-air horror after flight 9W 697 had to turn back to Mumbai because of a sharp drop in cabin pressure. More than 30 passengers felt dizzy and suffered nosebleeds and headaches. The crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch that helps regulate cabin air pressure.
After the Boeing 737 aircraft landed, passengers were taken to the airport terminal where doctors administered first aid.
Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken cognisance of the incident and ordered a report on the alleged error.
Jet Airways spokesperson said that “the crew has been taken off the roster pending an investigation.”
Passengers tweeted pictures and videos which shows oxygen masks getting deployed and passengers breathing through them.
Horror in the Air : Passengers onboard a Jet Airways flight between Mumbai and Jaipur suffered nosebleeds, ear bleeding and headaches after cabin pressure dropped inside the aircraft. The aircraft had to return to Mumbai mid-flight on 20th Sept. #JETAIRWAYS #flights #aviation pic.twitter.com/SeHCUkiP27— Neeraj Shrivastava (@NeerShrivastava) September 20, 2018
Twitter was furious over the Jet Airways incident. Here are some of the tweets:
There is medical negligence and then there is mid-air negligence. Which one is more dangerous?#JetAirways cabin crew needs to be suspended. But, it shd also be checked whether company is meeting the DGCA guidlines of minimum rest hours for cabin crew. https://t.co/HBFtfJp7WI— Neeraj Thakur (@neerajthakur2) September 20, 2018
That’s ridiculous. The callous attitude of employees in our country is leading to loss of basic safety of the clients. If it were for #USA, the #JetAirways would be sued for a million dollar suit. @MoCA_GoI time for pulling the socks up and ensuring quality work. https://t.co/6BKnTYRd7U— Sanya Dhillon (@DhillonSanya) September 20, 2018
#Mumbai: 34 Passengers, out of 160, left bleeding as mumbai-jaipur #jetairways, alleged crew forgets to maintain cabin pressure, flight returns to Mumbai, all r safe, admitted in Hospital, investigation is going on. @MumbaiPolice @NBTMumbai @NBTsunderchand @hashMumbai @RJ_Adaa pic.twitter.com/xwfbyGCK6q— Manish Jha (@nbtmanish) September 20, 2018
#JetAirways I remember my family had experienced a similar thing when we were travelling from Delhi to Mumbai with the same airline. Crazy how irresponsible they are towards their passengers!— Miss.FurryTail (@Aankeetaa06) September 20, 2018
I guess henceforth while travelling in Flight, all passengers should make sure of their safety and remind cabin crews to switch on all necessary buttons and precautions before take off...— Warrior Princess? (@MyloMegha) September 20, 2018
APNI SURAKSHA AAP KHUD KARE? #JetAirways
These people should sue #JetAirways this is not mere inconvenience, this negligence. People could have died. There can be long term damage in the body due to pressure. #JetAirways only cares about money, after you have paid, you are just a burden to them.— Sudip Regmi ? (@sudipregmi) September 20, 2018
Hi @jetairways Mumbai. Your flight number 9W069WK to Jaipur this morning took off and then returned due to inability to maintain cabin pressure. Don't you think announcements and status updates would help? Terribly shoddy!— Havovi (@havoviw) September 20, 2018
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