Two Jet Airways Crew Members Injured In Brussels Blasts

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One of the injured staff member of Jet airways (right) at Brussels airport.

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Two Jet Airways staffers injured, all other staff and crew reported safe
  2. Brussels is currently the European hub for Jet Airways
  3. Jet Airways cancels flights between Brussels and Mumbai, Delhi

Two Indian crew members of Jet Airways were injured in the explosions at the Brussels airport on Tuesday morning. Four aircraft of the airline are still at the airport, Jet's Naresh Goyal told NDTV, assuring that the safety of passengers and staff is being monitored round the clock.

Mr Goyal said both the crew members, a man and a woman, are being treated at a Brussels hospital and that their injuries are not critical. One of them has been hurt in the eye.

A Jet Airways statement said, "guests and staff on the landside at Brussels airport have been moved away far-off from the terminal. Transit guests who were in the terminal building have been shifted to hangers in coaches. Our Brussels staff is co-ordinating with airport authorities and security agencies to arrange immigration formalities as soon as possible to move the transit guests out of the airport."

Jet also said, "Safety of guests and staff is our prime concern. Jet Airways is closely monitoring the situation in Brussels and will provide further updates as information becomes available."

On Tuesday morning two explosions ripped through Brussels airport killing 13 people and injuring many more. A short while later 15 people were killed in a blast at a metro station in the city.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that so far, there are no reports of any Indians among the casualties. "Please do not worry," she said, promising all assistance from the Indian Embassy at Brussels and tweeted the embassy's helpline numbers.

Jet Airways has its main hub in Europe at Brussels and operates four flights there. All four had touched down at Brussels when the explosions happened.

The airline has cancelled its flight from Brussels to Newark, Toronto, Mumbai and Delhi, services from Newark and Toronto to Brussels and flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Brussels scheduled for tomorrow.

All flights in and out of Brussels were cancelled after the blasts.

The Indian Embassy in Brussels has set up helplines at +32-26409140, +32-26451850 (PABX) and +32-476748575 (mobile).

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