Cabin Crew Forgot To Turn On Air Pressure System Leaving Passengers Bleeding From Ears And Noses
Despite the fact that the odds of being involved in a plane accident are slimmer than being struck by lightning, it's one of the most common fears out there. And it's no wonder - Hollywood movies consistently portray the horrors of something going wrong in the sky. Who could forget the scene in World War Z when Brad Pitt's plane slowly but surely fills with zombies?!
And while modern aviation technology is in and of itself very robust, the same cannot be said for the people who fly planes, as evidenced by the actions of the crew on a recent Jet Airways flight to from Mumbai to Jaipur. Horrifyingly, the cabin crew forgot to turn on the plane's cabin pressure system - leaving over 30 passengers bleeding from their ears and noses.
Needless to say, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing as a result of the mistake on the morning of Thursday, September 20. After landing, the passengers were given medical treatment and alternative flights were arranged.
To see the chaos this caused for yourself, check out the video below:
Thirty-nine-year-old passenger Prashant Sharma said of the incident which happened around 10 minutes into the flight:
"I was sitting on an aisle seat when suddenly air pressure in the cabin dropped and oxygen masks came down. I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from nose. Several others complained of extreme pain in their ears."
Another passenger said:
"Oxygen masks came out but no one gave us warning or instructions. They announced after 15 minutes that we're landing but didn't even tell where. It was very scary."
Jet Airways has now issued the following statement:
"The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai. All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc.
"The flight's cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation. The airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight.
"Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests."
Hopefully, the outrage caused by this incident will prevent a similar mistake from being made in the future and that none of the passengers suffer lasting physical or psychological damage as a result of the cabin crew's mistake.