Pressure problem: 30 passengers fall ill on India flight

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 20, 2018

"Out of 166 passengers on board, 30 passengers were affected. some had nose bleeding, few had ear bleeding and some were complaining of headache", he added.

All the passengers in flight were instructed to use the Emergency oxygen masks after the knowing that cabin pressure was lost.

First aid, the statement added, was provided to those who complained of ear pain and nose bleeding. Doctors are now attending all the passengers on the Mumbai airport.

"Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests", it said in a Twitter post. This resulted in the oxygen masks dropping. The carrier said it has taken the cockpit crew off duty pending an investigation into the incident.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which regulates civil aviation in India, has taken both pilots off duty.

A total of 171 people were on board the plane, including 166 passengers and 5 crew members. They are being treated by airport doctors. "He has been admitted for audiometry test and the hospital will issue a health statement after some time", a spokesperson of the hospital said.

According to Flightradar24 aviation tracking site, the plane stopped climbing at 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) before returning to Mumbai.

One passenger told ANI, "After we took off the AC malfunctioned, then air pressure system malfunctioned too&oxygen masks came out".

The flight's cock-pit crew has been taken off-duty and an investigation has been initiated by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).

Dozens of passengers on an Indian flight have suffered nosebleeds and other minor injuries after the crew forgot to pressurise the cabin. "All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal".

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