Jet crew forget bleed switch, passengers suffer nose bleeding

Lloyd Doyle
September 20, 2018

Further, 30 out of the flight's 160 passengers suffered nose and ear bleeding, while several others complained of a headache.

Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back shortly after take off.

Five Jet Airways passengers, who suffered nose and ear bleeding Thursday after the crew failed to turn on a switch that controls cabin air pressure, were suffering from "mild conductive deafness", according to a hospital.

"Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests", it added.

The carrier is among those struggling to make money in the Indian market, where competition has driven fares below cost. Another passenger, Satish Nair, claimed after the cabin pressure dropped, there were "no staff" to help and no instructions given when the oxygen masks deployed.

In another incident, three passengers, who complained about mosquitoes in an IndiGo flight from Delhi in April this year would be paid Rs 40,000 each.


The flight - a 9w697 service that departs from Mumbai at around 6am every day - was carrying 166 passengers and five crew members.

The civil aviation ministry has taken note of the incident and ordered the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct an enquiry and fix accountability.

"Scores of passengers including me bleeding from nose". All the affected passengers are being attended to by the doctors at the airport.

A DGCA official said that the incident occurred after cabin pressure fell due to the fault of cockpit crew. All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. The airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on the flight.

Darshak Hathi also wrote, 'The flight landed at Mumbai airport after an hour & we were told that we will be shifted to a different flight.

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