Jet Airways flight in India forced to return due to low cabin pressure

Credit: Altaf Qadri

Credit: Altaf Qadri

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur in India was forced to turn back Thursday when 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds because of low pressure in the cabin, CNN reported Thursday.

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"The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai," Jet Airways said in a statement. "All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc."

An official with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation told News 18 that the crew allegedly forgot to press a button to pressurize the cabin.

"During (the) climb, crew forgot to select bleed switch due to which cabin pressurization could not be maintained, and oxygen masks got deployed," the official said.

In the statement, Jet Airways said Flight 9W697 "made an air turn back due to loss in cabin pressure."

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