MUMBAI — A Jet Airways flight en route Jaipur was turned back to Mumbai mid-air on Thursday morning after passengers suffered ear and nose bleeds as well as headaches due to low cabin pressure.
Reports suggest the crew on flight 9W 697 forgot to select a switch that helps maintain cabin air pressure during take-off.
The flight 9W 697 had to turn back and return to Mumbai after 45 minutes so that the affected passengers could be attended to, according to news agency ANI.
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At least 30 passengers have suffered nose and ear bleeding, while others complained of headache. They were being treated at the Mumbai airport.
The crew member has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has initiated an investigation, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Jet Airways, in a statement, expressed regret and said its cockpit crew had been “taken off scheduled duties pending investigations”. The Civil Aviation ministry has asked aviation regulator DGCA for a report on the incident.
7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar
NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.
Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.
The injured are being transported to local hospitals.
The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.
Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.