New Delhi: An Air India flight to Frankfurt carrying at least 191 on board was forced to return to Delhi on Wednesday due to cabin decompression.
Reportedly, the flight Boeing 787 took off at 1:35 PM and returned to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from Rajasthan airspace at around 4 PM.
The cabin decompression was reportedly encountered during climb at 22,000 feet. All the passengers and the cabin crew members are reportedly safe.
Soon after the incident, Air India issued a statement and said, “No passenger has suffered any injury. Flight will now operate with a change of aircraft at 0600 hrs on 7th March from Delhi. All passengers are being extended all assistance in Delhi.Air India is committed to maintaining highest standards of passenger comfort and safety.”
Earlier in September last year, several passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nasal and ear bleed due to cabin pressure problem. The Boeing 737 aircraft returned to Mumbai.
“During climb, the crew forgot to select bleed switch due to which cabin pressurisation could not be maintained. As a result, oxygen masks got deployed,” the official at aviation regulator DGCA had said.