"The 9W 697 Mumbai-Jaipur flight was turned back to Mumbai after take off as, during the climb, crew forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure".
The flight No. 9W 0697 landed back in Mumbai within 30 minutes of taking off after 30 of the 166 passengers on board started bleeding and complained of headaches. When air pressure is lower, there is less oxygen available and the air itself becomes thinner and drier, which can cause bleeding from the ears and nose.
All patients have since been released from the hospital. In a statement, Jet Airways concedes the plane had to return to Mumbai "due to loss in cabin pressure" and that it "regretted" the incident, per the BBC.
"I was sitting on an aisle seat when suddenly air pressure in the cabin dropped and oxygen masks came down", passenger Prashant Sharma told India's PTI news agency.
The Income Tax (IT) department has found evidences of inflated expenditure by Jet Airways in their survey carried out at the airline's Mumbai and Delhi offices.
Thirty passengers on board flight 9W697 began bleeding from the ears and nose shortly after takeoff.
Raj Sivakumar, senior vice-president for sales & distribution said the decision comes from the fact that guests, especially the millennials, wish to be empowered and exercise their right of choice and globally service models in the airlines' space change every day.
Another passenger posted images of himself bleeding from the nose with an oxygen mask over his face.
Several working and retired pilots have suggested the incident in Thursday morning's Mumbai-to-Jaipur flight may have been a result of cockpit-crew error.
Those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said.
Taking a serious note of the incident, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan involving safety parameters on all airlines, airports, flying training schools, and maintenance, fix and overhaul (MRO) facility immediately.