India, (Daily Mail), 20 September 2018 -
Dozens of passengers suffered ear pain and nose bleeds after crew on a Boeing 737 flight from Mumbai, India, reportedly forgot to maintain cabin pressure.
The Jet Airways flight with 166 passengers and five crew members was climbing towards at an altitude of 11,000ft when pressure began to drop.
The flight heading to Jaipur, Rajastan state, was forced to returned to a Mumbai airport, with 30 passengers needing medical assistance.
Video footage shot by one of the passengers shows the moment when the oxygen masks were deployed to compensate the cabin pressure drop.
According to witnesses onboard, passengers started complaining of a severe headaches and difficulty in breathing as the airplane climbed, and shortly afterwards, some also started bleeding from their nose and ears. An official from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said, ‘During the climb, the crew forgot to select a bleed switch due to which cabin pressurization could not be maintained.’