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Passengers of Jet airways bleed; crew forgets to maintain cabin pressure

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 20 Sep 2018 5:00 AM GMT

Passengers of Jet airways bleed; crew forgets to maintain cabin pressure
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Mumbai: A bizarre mistake by the crew has made the jet airways passengers suffering from nose bleeding, ear bleeding and headaches.

Mumbai-Jaipur Jet airways flights had to turn back shortly after all 166 passengers on board suffered bleeding.

it was all due to the carelessness of the crew members as they forgot to select the switch that maintains cabin air pressure during take-off.

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Oxygens masks were deployed. All the passengers were treated by the doctors.

The Directorate general of Civil Aviation stated that the crew was taken off duty and the probe regarding the incident is on. He added, " During climb, the crew forgot to select a bleed switch due to which cabin pressurisation could not be maintained."

The airlines said that it will arrange the alternative flights for the passengers.

What aviation experts say:

  • Loss of cabin pressurisation is a serious emergency in an aircraft flying at cruising altitude.
  • Loss of cabin air pressure reduces flow of oxygen across lung tissue and into the bloodstream.
  • A significant reduction would cause a serious condition known as hypoxia.

One of the passengers, Darshak Hathi, who experienced the painful incident on board posted the video of the moment when the oxygen masks were deployed.

https://twitter.com/DarshakHathi/status/1042588121634951170

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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