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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215508
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Time:00:47 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-85R (WL)
Owner/operator:Jet Airways
Registration: VT-JGS
MSN: 34800/2085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:north of Mumbai -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Jaipur-Sanganer Airport (JAI/VIJP)
Jet Airways flight 9W697 returned to land at Mumbai Airport due to a cabin pressurization issue.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, departed Mumbai at 00:42 UTC on a service to Jaipur. Five minutes into the climb, after passing 10,000 feet, the oxygen masks dropped in the passenger cabin. The flight crew stopped the climb and descended back to 10,000 feet. It was decided to return to Mumbai, where a safe landing was made at 01:24 UTC.

A DGCA official reported to local media that that 30 passengers had reported nose bleeding, few had ear bleeding and some were complaining of a headache. Airport sources added that about 10 passengers have been taken to hospital for further check-up.
The DGCA official further stated that during climb, the crew forgot to select the bleed air switch due to which cabin pressurisation could not be maintained. As a result, oxygen masks deployed.




Photo of VT-JGS courtesy

Singapore - Changi International (WSSS / SIN)
31 January 2019; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

20-Sep-2018 06:10 harro Added
20-Sep-2018 06:15 harro Updated [Embed code]
20-Sep-2018 17:08 harro Updated [Total occupants, Embed code]

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