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Air scare: Passenger onboard Jet Airways flight narrates the entire ordeal

20 September 2018

30 passengers have suffered ear and nose-bleed after the crew on flight reportedly forgot to select a switch that helps maintain cabin air pressure.

He added that oxygen masks were deployed and affected passengers were attended to by doctors at the airport.

The official said the DGCA would look into the incident first and then a decision would be taken on whether the matter should be referred to the AAIB.

On Wednesday, the Income Tax Department conducted "verification surveys" at several Jet Airways offices in New Delhi and Mumbai for alleged falsification of accounts and suspicious transactions.

Meanwhile, furious passengers onboard the flight vented their ire via social media accusing the airline of completely ignoring their plight during the incident. That's why you put those little masks on -immediately- if they drop down during your flight.

The Jet Airways said it has taken the concerned crew off-duty pending a probe into the incident.

Some passengers even complained of headache due to low cabin pressure. The flight, which was carrying 324 passengers, had landed safely.

An investigation has been launched by the aviation ministry and the cockpit crew have been suspended from duties amid allegations pilots "forgot" to turn a switch to regulate cabin pressure.

A statement explaining what happened was released by Lalit Gupta from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which is responsible for commercial flight over India.

Speaking to ANI, a passenger on board, Darshak Hathi claims that as they took off, the AC started malfunctioning, followed by the air pressure system. 30 out of 166 passengers experienced nose & ear bleeding, some also complained of headache.

"Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests", said the company.

Air scare: Passenger onboard Jet Airways flight narrates the entire ordeal