Passengers experience nose & ear bleeding as Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight returns from mid-air

The Mumbai-Jaipur flight, which took off around 6:00am, had to turn back mid-air as low cabin pressure caused several passengers to bleed and suffer headaches


On Thursday, around 30 passengers onboard the Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight, suffered nose and ear bleeding and headache due to loss of air pressurisation in the aircraft.

When passengers started complaining of a headache, the Boeing 737 operating the flight (9W 697) returned to Mumbai and they were treated by airport doctors. A Directorate General of Civil Aviation official said that the incident occurred in the climb phase as the crew forgot to switch on the system that maintains cabin pressure.

As per Flight Radar 24 website, the Boeing 737 aircraft had climbed up to 10,000 feet and was close to Surat when pilots decided to return to Mumbai.

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A DGCA official said that out of 166 passengers who were on board, 30 passengers complained of nose bleeding, few had ear bleeding while some complained a headache.

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