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Mumbai: Two Jet Airways cabin crew members — Nidhi Chauphekar and Amit Motwani from Mumbai — were injured in the explosions at Zaventem Brussels International Airport on Tuesday morning.
There was no damage to four of Jet Airways’ Airbus A330 aircraft at Brussels Airport. The explosions occurred around 8 am near check-in counters of the departure level area that was teeming with passengers. Following the explosions, Brussels Airport was shut down and all flights were cancelled.
Jet Airways flights from India, US and Canada had landed at Brussels between am and 8.30 am on Tuesday, and were scheduled to depart on the same routes at around 10.15 am, informed a press statement issued by Jet Airways. “We are aware of the bomb explosions at Brussels Airport. Jet Airways is making all efforts to confirm the status of all its staff and guests. As per first information, all the Jet Airways aircraft in Brussels are safe,” said the Jet Airways spokesperson in the statement.
Commenting on the injured airline crew, Jet Airways, said, “Two Jet Airways staff have sustained injuries in the explosion at Brussels Airport. Both of them are receiving medical care at hospitals.”
Jet Airways Flight 9W 228 from Mumbai landed at Brussels Airport at 7.11 am Belgium time on Tuesday, while Delhi Flight 9W 230 landed at 8.08 am Belgium time. According to Mumbai Airport sources, there are two flights that operate from the city to Brussels. However as Brussels Airport is shut, all operations have been suspended till further notice.
When our reporter got in touch with Jet Airways sources to know about the status of crew, they informed that both Ms Chauphekar and Mr Motwani were stable. The explosion occurred a few minutes after the flight landed at Brussels.