Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight turns back to Mumbai mid-air on Thursday as crew forgets to select the ‘maintain cabin pressure’ button due to which 30 out of 166 passengers suffered nose and ear bleeding.
“During climb, the crew forgot to select the bleed switch due to which cabin pressurisation could not be maintained. As a result, oxygen masks got deployed,” the official at aviation regulator DGCA said.
The Airline confirmed the incident in a statement saying the crew member has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has initiated an investigation into the matter.
The official said all affected passengers were being attended to by the doctors at the airport.
“All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose and headaches.