Airplane passengers reportedly bleed from noses during flight

Virginia Carson
September 24, 2018

Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew forgot to switch on the cabin pressure system and oxygen masks were deployed, according to India's civil aviation regulator.

The spokesperson further informed that the flight " s cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation adding that "the airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight".

The flight immediately turned back and landed in Mumbai where the affected passengers, some of whom also complained of headaches, were offloaded and were treated by doctors at the airport.

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In August 2005, a Helios Airways flight from Cyprus to Athens had suffered a loss in cabin pressure which immobilized the crew, the plane flew on autopilot till the fuel ran out and it crashed, killed all 121 passengers and the crew on board.

This resulted in the Boeing 737 aircraft, with 141 passengers on board, exceeding the the taxiway on to the unpaved area and ending up close to the exit of the taxiway.

In January, two Jet Airways pilots were grounded for getting into a brawl and storming out of the cockpit briefly during a New Year's Day flight from London to Mumbai. "All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal".

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The Times reported that India's Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has launched a probe into the incident, and the airline said it is "extending full cooperation". "I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from the nose. The patients were brought in with bleeding and pain in the nose and ears", said Dr. Patankar.

"After an hour of high-altitude flying, the flight had to make an emergency landing and about 30 passengers had blood (in ears and nose) and the rest were suffocating, putting the travelers in death-bed situation and condition", said Patel. "Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests".

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