Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

Sep 21, 2018, 19:00 IST
  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    At least 30 passengers of a Jet Airways suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure during the aircraft's ascent in Mumbai. Several passengers on the Mumbai-Jaipur flight 9W-697 - carrying 166 persons and five crew on board -- complained of severe headache and pain in the ears after take-off around 6 a.m. from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA). The ailing passengers were deboarded and rushed to the terminal building where they were administered first aid by doctors. The incident happened on September 20, 2018

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    IndiGo received a lot of flak after a video went viral on social media showed the airline's ground staff entering into a scuffle with a passenger at the Delhi airport. The passenger was pinned to the tarmac and assaulted by the staff. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took serious note of the incident and launched an enquiry. The incident happened in November 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Air India flight, AI 922 from Riyadh to Mumbai, hit an aerobridge at the Mumbai airport just before the passengers could disembark. The passengers later de-boarded safely and the aircraft was taken to an Air India hangar for inspection. The aircraft sustained minor damages. The incident happened in July 2016

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    A 28-year old woman travelling from Ranchi to Bengaluru was allegedly subjected to misbehavior and harassment by staff members of AirAsia airlines. The passenger later filed an FIR against three AirAsia employees who meted her with the hostile treatment. In her complaint, she stated that she was left stranded on the tarmac at 1 a.m in the morning. The incident happened in November 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Five passengers of IndiGo airlines were injured when the window of a bus ferrying them to their aircraft shattered due to a "jet blast" from a nearby plane. The incident happened in July 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Hundreds of passengers, who were supposed to fly with SpiceJet, were left stranded at the Mumbai airport after the airline told that them their flights had been cancelled at the eleventh hour. Angry over the unexpected cancellation, the passengers caused a huge commotion at the SpiceJet counter and nearly came to blows with the airline staff. The local police had to be called in to control the situation at the airport's terminal 1B. The incident happened in December 2014

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    In a major embarrassment for Air India, the management of Hotel Renaissance in London wrote an email to the airline stating that some of its crew members regularly came for breakfast with empty boxes into which they filled food items from the buffet to take away. A warning letter was issued to the airline with the title 'A buffet is not a takeaway'. The incident happened in February 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    A Jet Airways flight with 161 people on board veered off the runway at Dabolim airport in Goa, while aligning for take-off to Mumbai. About 15 passengers suffered 'minor' injuries during the evacuation. Further, when the evacuation was on, the aircraft tilted forward, an eyewitness said. This triggered more panic among passengers. The incident happened in December 2016

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    An Air India Express aircraft carrying 102 passengers and six crew members on-board veered off the taxiway at Kochi airport after it arrived from Abu Dhabi. All the passengers had to be evacuated to safety. The incident happened in September 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    In a major fiasco, IndiGo aircraft 6E 719 to Visakhapatnam from Delhi left its assigned lane, crossed the runway, and entered another taxiway where another plane was stationed. Pilots had to apply the brakes to avoid a collision and potential disaster. The incident happened in February 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    The main runway of the Mumbai airport was shut for nearly 12 hours after a Jet Airways flight suffered a tyre burst thereby resulting in numerous delays and diversions. The aircraft was later pushed back to the airline's hanger. The incident happened in May 2018

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu accused an Indigo ground staff of misbehaving with her while travelling from Hyderabad to Mumbai. The airline, however, rejected the celebrated shuttler's allegations. World No. 2 Sindhu claimed that the staff behaved rudely with her and an airhostess intervened to advise him against doing so. The incident happened in November 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Passengers of GoAir flight G8 398 (from Lucknow to Mumbai) flew for 1 hour only to return to their point of take-off. Apparently, the Airbus A320 was told to return to Lucknow due to a technical glitch, but passengers alleged they were not informed. The incident happened in July 2016

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Panic gripped passengers of a Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight from Thiruvananthapuram after cabin crew noticed smoke emanating from a hand baggage. The smoke was quickly put out with a fire extinguisher. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was notified about the incident. The incident happened in November 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Jet Airways had to suspend five crew members who were part of a chartered flight after the DGCA took serious note of an incident in which singer Sonu Nigam was allowed to belt out Bollywood numbers using the in-flight announcement system. The incident occurred on a flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai. The incident happened in January 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    As many as 152 passengers on board Air India AI 849 had a close shave after the plane overshot the runway after landing at the Pune airport. While the runway had to be closed, none of the passengers or crew were injured. The incident happened in May 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    In a major shock to passengers, the National Anthem was played by the cabin crew on board SpiceJet flight SG1044 on the plane's PA system just minutes before the landing. The passengers and cabin crew were left in a position where they were unable to stand up and give respect. A passenger of the flight subsequently filed a complaint against the airline. The incident happened in April 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Nearly 160 passengers and crew on board a Hyderabad-bound IndiGo flight from Visakhapatnam had a narrow escape when a wild boar strayed on the runway and came under the aircraft while it was in the last stage of take-off. The pilot was forced to get the aircraft airborne but landed back shortly to assess any possible damage. The incident happened in November 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    155 passengers onboard a Mumbai-bound GoAir plane had the scare of their lives when the pilot allegedly continued to fly it despite a bird hit instead of returning to the airport in New Delhi. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation de-rostered the two pilots and initiated an inquiry against them. The incident happened in June 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Air India had to deroster two women pilots after they forgot to retract the landing gear of a Mumbai-bound flight after it took off from the Kolkata airport last week. Faced with low fuel for the onward journey, the flight had to be diverted to Nagpur. Almost 100 passengers were onboard the aircraft. The incident happened in July 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    More than a hundred passengers on board Indigo flight 6E 453 from Coimbatore to Mumbai were livid when the same journey took them six hours. According to the passengers, no proper explanation was given by the captain, as to why the flight had been delayed. The incident happened in February 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Jet Airways' flight, 9W 070, from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh via Bangkok made an emergency landing in Yangon almost four hours after its take-off due to drop in cabin pressure. Many passengers faced difficulty in breathing due to fall in pressure at 32,000 feet due to a fall in oxygen. Masks were deployed during the emergency. The incident happened in January 2016

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    In a major setback for SpiceJet, the Supreme Court found the airline guilty of not having treated a passenger who suffered fro cerebral palsy with the "appropriate, fair and caring treatment" which she required. The court directed the budget airline to pay Rs 10 Lakh as damages to the flyer, who was forcibly offloaded in 2012, stating that the manner in which she was deboarded depicts "total lack of sensitivity"

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Deepa Malik, who made India proud after becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal in 2016 Paralympic Games, was allegedly ill-treated by a cabin crew member of TATA-SIA-run Vistara Airline. She stated that the crew member was very rude and ill-mannered towards her. The incident happened in October 2016

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    The DGCA had to ground two SpiceJet pilots after a plane carrying 183 passengers overshot a wet runway while landing at the Mumbai airport. With the Boeing 737 aircraft, that was flying from Varanasi to Mumbai, stuck in the mud, the main runway of the Mumbai airport had to be closed for over 24 hours leading to nearly 180 flights being cancelled. The incident happened in September 2017

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  •  Flights with flaws: When flying became a nightmare for passengers

    Passengers aboard Jet Airways flight 9W0355 from Mumbai to Delhi, were literally taken in for a wild ride, in what was more like a train ride than a flight. A two-hour journey turned into a day-long doozy after the flight was delayed three times. According to the passengers, there were five departure announcements and an in-flight security check during the day. The incident happened in February 2018

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Flying is usually safe, fun and pleasurable, but what happens when air travel becomes a nightmare for passengers? We look at 26 instances when major air carriers in the country goofed up

 

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