Airplane passengers reportedly bleed from noses during flight

Dwayne Harmon
September 24, 2018

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.

Over 30 Passengers on board complained of bleeding nose and ears while five of the passengers were diagnosed with "mild conductive deafness" which is caused due to a change in air pressure.

The flight turned back "due to loss in cabin pressure", according to a statement from the Indian global airline.

MoCA has taken cognizance of the incident in flight 9W 697 earlier today and has requested DGCA to file its report immediately on the issue.

Fares for domestic destinations are all set to come down further as two Full Service Carriers (FSC) - Jet Airways and Vistara - have recently chose to unbundle their meal services. It also said that the cabin crew has been taken off scheduled duty pending investigation. The plane was heading to Jaipur, a tourist destination and the capital of Rajasthan state. "Some of us experienced nose bleeding and headache".

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Here video shot inside the cabin showed passengers sitting with the masks on.

"One of them, Satish Nair, stated that the airline staff did not provide passengers with any explanation about what was happening: "no staff to help", he said in a tweet, ".no announcement on board to wear the oxygen mask". "All passengers are safe including me", he added.

This comes at a somewhat tense moment for the airline - according to Reuters, it is "struggling to cut costs and embroiled in a pay dispute with pilots".

"The revised offering will now allow guests to enjoy more value for money, by letting them choose a travel plan based on their preference, travel requirements and budget", said a Jet airways spokesperson. That flight landed safety, the broadcaster added.

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