Passengers On Flight Left Bleeding Out Of Ears And Noses!September 23, 2018
Passengers aboard a Jet Airways flight to from Mumbai to Jaupur were left bleeding from their eyes and noses after cockpit crew forgot to turn on the cabin pressure system.
People travelling on the Boeing 737 aircraft were forced into wearing oxygen masks because of a simple error. Over thirty passengers are thought to have suffered from the ordeal.
The Boeing 737 was forced to return to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport shortly after it took off. The incident occurred on the morning of Thursday, September 20.
According to the Indian airline, Flight 9W 697 was able to land safely at approximately 6.15 am, with passengers escorted to the terminal.
39-year-old passenger Prashant Sharma has spoken of the panic on the plane, which began around five to ten minutes into the journey:
‘I was sitting on an aisle seat when suddenly air pressure in the cabin dropped and oxygen masks came down.’
‘I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from nose. Several others complained of extreme pain in their ears.’
Some passengers shared images of the scene through social media, detailing their shocking experience.
Jet Airways has since made the following official statement:
The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai. All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc.
The flight’s cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation. The airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight.
Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.