A plane had to make an unexpected landing when a woman went into labor during an international flight and gave […]
A plane had to make an unexpected landing when a woman went into labor during an international flight and gave birth to a baby boy, BBC News reported.
The baby boy was delivered on a flight between Saudi Arabia and India.
A paramedic who was a passenger on the plane and flight crew members helped deliver the boy.
“Jet Airwaysa, private Indian airline, commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life saving action,” the airline said in a statement.
According to Jet Airways, the birth was the first time a baby had been born in-flight on one of the airline’s aircraft.
After the birth of the baby boy, the flight was diverted to Mumbai, where the mother and baby were taken to a local hospital and are now “doing well,” according to an airline spokeswoman.
Jet Airways joins about half a dozen airlines to have granted that privilege, including Thai Airways and AirAsia.
One baby got free tickets from Virgin Atlantic until the age of 21, while Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific gave a newborn girl a million frequent flier points last year.
Jet Airways gave the baby free tickets for life.