Complaint by Mumbai journalist
Mumbai A Mumbai-based journalist has approached the Sahar Police, seeking a criminal case against the flight crew of the Jet Airways flight on which 30 passengers suffered from various ailments due to a sudden drop in cabin pressure on Thursday.
On Thursday morning, a Jet Airways flight bound for Jaipur with 166 passengers on board had to return to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai after some passengers started bleeding from their ears and nose, as well as felt other symptoms like headache and earache, due to a loss in cabin pressure. Thirty of them were subsequently treated, including five at the Nanavati Hospital.
‘Attempt to Murder’
The journalist, who is the Editor of a Hindi daily, submitted a written complaint through his lawyer on Friday, seeking that a case of Attempt to Murder be registered against the flight crew.
“My client states that taking into consideration the facts and circumstances neglected duty towards 166 passengers, not paid proper attention to system management by Jet Airways they should be booked for the same. That even the crisis management system was not proper as the travellers on board had to face death bed for no reason and this mismanagement has to be taken into serious note and action against the wrong doers has to be taken with penal action to them so that nobody further derelicts his duties making other in death bed situation (sic),” the letter states.
The Sahar Police, however, have not filed an FIR in connection with the matter.
“We have not filed an offence as none of the relevant parties, including the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) or the passengers on board the flight in question, approached us with a complaint in the matter,” Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP), West Region, Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma said.