Airline Passengers’ Ears And Noses Bleed After Pilots “Forget” To Pressurize Cabin
Passengers on a plane report a horrific encounter onboard their flight from hell when they began bleeding from their noses and ears because the pilot “forgot” to flick a switch that regulates the pressure in the cabin.
Jet Airways Flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur made a safe takeoff on Thursday when the plane suddenly lost pressure.
Footage from inside the cabin shows the oxygen masks being deployed and passengers slowly putting them on.
“Panic situation,” wrote one person.
“Scores of passengers including me bleeding from nose… no staff to help… no announcement on board to wear the oxygen mask. Passenger safety completely ignored,” tweeted another
More than 30 of the 166 passengers on board suffered bleeding and headaches and had to be treated at the hospital when the flight landed back at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Larit Gupta who is a senior official with the department told the Hindustan Times newspaper that the crew had forgotten to activate a switch to maintain cabin pressure which caused the crisis.
The airline released a Saturday statement saying five passengers “were referred to a hospital for an additional medical check-up.”
— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) September 20, 2018