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Oxygen Masks Deploy on Jet Airways Flight Landing in India

Impacting Travel | Patrick Clarke | July 07, 2015

Oxygen Masks Deploy on Jet Airways Flight Landing in India

Pilot error is allegedly responsible for a scary situation onboard a Jet Airways flight that landed in Leh, India, on Tuesday.

According to the Times of India, oxygen masks were deployed on the Boeing 737 carrying 114 passengers and seven crew members after the cabin reportedly began depressurizing during landing. 

The plane, which was headed from Delhi, landed safely but was subsequently grounded.

Now, the directorate general of civil aviation has begun an investigation of the incident.

"Oxygen masks were automatically deployed during landing on-board Jet Airways flight 9W 2368 from Delhi to Leh," said a Jet Airways spokesperson in a statement via the Times. "The aircraft had a normal landing and guests were deplaned without any incident."

"Jet Airways is operating a relief flight to Leh to fly guests booked on the return flight. We are investigating the circumstances that led to this event. The aircraft has been grounded at Leh. We have dispatched an engineering team along with spares for rectification of the aircraft," the spokesperson concluded. 

The DGCA probe is the second involving troubled landings in Leh. Last month, an Air India flight and GoAir flight landed despite poor visibility, while another Jet Airways flight was forced to return to Delhi because of visibility concerns.

In both of the former cases, the DGCA is investigating to determine whether the airlines violated safety standards by landing in Leh.

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