Jet Airways flight returned back to Mumbai soon after it took off for Jaipur this morning as flight with 166 passengers had complaints of nose and ear-bleed and dizziness due to a drop in cabin pressure.
Over 30 passengers complained of nose-bleed and many suffered headaches as the cabin pressure plunged mid-air. Reports suggest the crew on flight 9W 697 forgot to select a switch that helps maintain cabin air pressure during take-off.
In a statement, Jet Airways expressed regret and said its cockpit crew had been “taken off scheduled duties pending investigations”. The Civil Aviation ministry has asked aviation regulator DGCA for a report on the incident.
After the Boeing 737 aircraft landed, the affected passengers were taken to the airport terminal where doctors administered first aid.