Jet Airways welcomes unexpected guest mid-air, crew members deliver baby in flight

18 Jun , 2017 , 08:19 PM
Jet Airways welcomes unexpected guest mid-air, crew members deliver baby in flight
Jet Airways welcomes unexpected guest mid-air, crew members deliver baby in flight

A Jet Airways plane flying from Saudi Arabia to India had an unexpected guest today when a baby was born mid-flight.

Jet Airways 9W 569 took off from Dammam for Kochi at 2.55 am today and when an expectant mother travelling onboard went into labour the crew declared a medical emergency and diverted the flight to Mumbai.

While the plane was still over the Arabian Sea she was helped by crew members and a nurse travelling to Kerala to deliver a baby.

The plane landed in Mumbai and both the mother and the newborn were rushed to a hospital.

The plane then resumed its onward journey to Kochi and reached its destination at 12.45 pm after a delay of 90 minutes.

First Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017 08:15 PM
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