Jet Airways B738 at Mumbai on Sep 20th 2018, sudden change of cabin pressure
Last Update: November 23, 2018 / 20:31:47 GMT/Zulu time
The hospital reported 5 passengers were diagnosed with barotrauma of the ears.
India's Ministry of Civil Aviation reported 30 passengers were affected suffering nose bleeds and/or ear bleeds. The DGCA has been instructed to file its report into the occurrence immediately. The crew has been suspended pending investigation. The DGCA is following up on reports suspecting the crew forgot to turn on a switch needed for proper cabin pressure control.
Passengers reported there had been a very sharp drop of cabin pressure causing nose and ear bleeds, the oxygen masks were released.
On Nov 23rd 2018 it became known, that one of the passengers was diagnosed with a permanent loss of hearing on both ears.
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