Passengers of a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur had a horrific experience reportedly due a bizarre mistake by the cabin crew.
At least 30 passengers suffered ear and nose-bleed soon after the flight 9W 697 took off from Mumbai as the cabin crew forgot to select the switch which maintains cabin pressure. A few of the passengers also complained of headache. Oxygen masks were deployed due to the incident.
The flight with 166 passengers returned back to Mumbai following the scary mid-air incident.
Affected passengers were attended by doctors at the airport after landing.
The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation into the incident, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.
Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken cognisance of the incident and has requested the DGCA to file its report immediately on the issue. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had ordered to conduct an enquiry into the incident.
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