‘Forgotten Switch' Leads To on fl­ight scare
The Hindu|September 21, 2018
‘Forgotten Switch' Leads To on fl­ight scare

Jet Airways passengers suffer nosebleed, headache after cabin pressure drops

Nearly 30 passengers on board a Jet Airways plane bound for Jaipur suered nosebleed and many others complained of headache during takeo from Mumbai on Thursday after the pilots allegedly forgot to switch on a button that helps maintain cabin air pressure, said the Directorate­General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The drop in cabin pressure forced the pilots to return to the Mumbai airport, where ve passengers underwent medical examination. There were 166 passengers on ight 9W697, which took o at 5.55 am.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry, and the airline has de­rostered the pilots and an aircraft maintenance engineer.

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September 21, 2018