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

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
9W-697

Departure
Mumbai, India

Destination
Jaipur, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-JGS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JGS performing flight 9W-697 from Mumbai to Jaipur (India) with 166 people on board, departed Mumbai's runway 27 when the passenger oxygen masks were released. The crew stopped the climb at FL110, descended the aircraft to FL100 and returned to Mumbai for a landing on runway 27 without further incident about 40 minutes after departure. A number of passengers suffered from bleeding noses and ears and were checked by medical staff, a number of passengers were taken to a hospital.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
9W-697

Departure
Mumbai, India

Destination
Jaipur, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-JGS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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