Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

Jet Airways Flight with bleeding passengers returns to Mumbai

The Civil Aviation ministry has asked aviation regulator DGCA for a report on the incident.

The flight carrying 166 passengers took off around 0600 hrs in the morning but the crew forgot to select the switch to maintain cabin pressure which led to the situation, sources said.

Releasing a statement, Jet Airways said, "Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight today made an air turn back due to loss in cabin pressure".

All the affected passengers are being attended to by the doctors at the airport.

The Mumbai-Jaipur flight with 166 passengers and five crew members on board landed safely in Mumbai and all the passengers were deplaned.

The passengers on the flight reportedly wore oxygen masks in response to the mishap which has brought up a discussion concerning air safety in India.

The flight crew "has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation", the company said in a statement.

Mumbai-based Jet Airways, which reported its biggest quarterly loss since 2015, is seeking to raise funds and pare debt as part of a turnaround plan it announced in August.

The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation into the incident. "I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from the nose. First aid was administered to guests who complained of bleeding nose etc".

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. "Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests".

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