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Passengers onboard Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight demand ₹30 lakh as compensation

Jet Airways passengers on the Mumbai-Jaipur flight recently had a traumatic experience after the flight lost cabin pressure. After which, the passengers have demanded ₹30 lakh each as compensation for the physical and mental trauma they went through

Passengers onboard Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight demand ₹30 lakh as compensation

On September 20, around 30 passengers onboard the Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight, suffered from nose and ear bleeding and headache due to loss of air pressure in the flight. The incident took place after the crew on the flight forgot to turn on the switch for maintaining air pressure in the cabin.

More than 186 passengers onboard faced the traumatic experience and eventually, some of them have claimed a compensation worth ₹30 lakh along with 100 upgrade vouchers. The passengers stated that Jet Airways failed to provide the basic amenities to them in time and have threatened that if the airline does not compensate for their loss, then they will release the video footage of the chaos on the flight.

Alongside, Indian Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an investigation of the entire incident and has demanded a report about the same in a month’s time. Additionally, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered the suspension of services of Chief Pilot Captain Ashish Sharma and First Officer Ahmar Khan till the investigation report is prepared.

When the incident took place, the flight was moving at a speed of 700 km/ph and was at the altitude of 11,000 feet. The plane had reached Surat when the incident took place and immediately returned to Mumbai where the passengers were treated by the airport doctors. Five people who were seriously affected were transferred to Nanavati hospital and were treated accordingly.

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