A blunder by Pilot leaves 30 Indian passengers bleeding from nose and ears in flight

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A blunder by Pilot leaves 30 Indian passengers bleeding from nose and ears in flight

*NEW DELHI - A blunder by the pilot of a private airline has left over 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses.*

*The incident occupied airlines the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.*

The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said, with one traveller describing "panic" on board.

The plane carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai and those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said.

The flight crew "has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation", the company said in a statement.

People on board posted photos and videos of the calamity online, with one purported passenger, Darshak Hathi, uploading footage on Twitter showing travellers using oxygen masks.