- A 23-year-old woman delivered a baby onboard Qatar Airways on Tuesday, February 4
- The development forced the flight to make an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport in India
- The flight was said to be on its way to Bangkok from Doha when the woman went into labour
A Qatar Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport in India on Tuesday, February 4, after a Thailand national gave birth to a baby onboard the flight.
The 23-year-old woman was assisted by the cabin crew when she went into labour, India Today reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the flight was on its way to Bangkok from Doha, but had to make the emergency landing after the woman gave birth to the baby.
After the plane landed, the mother and her child were admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata. The mother and the baby are said to be doing fine.
Kolkata Airport official said: "An unscheduled flight from Doha to Bangkok QR-830 landed around 03:09 am at Kolkata airport in medical priority landing.
"The pilot of Qatar flight had asked SOS to ATC for medical priority landing. The flight landed safely, the airport team with the doctor was attending the concerned."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported on Wednesday, November 27 2019, a woman, Nereida Araujo, who was traveling from Florida to Pennsylvania via airplane in the US, went into labour near the end of the one-hour-and-39-minute flight.
Araujo and her husband were on their way to a relative's home for Thanksgiving when their unborn daughter decided to arrive early.
Araujo was 38 weeks pregnant but was cleared by her doctor and the airline to fly.
Araujo went on to deliver her baby, whom they cleverly called 'Sky', on the jetway of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport with the help of medics and the local fire department.
Airline spokesman Ross Feinstein said that medical personnel were requested to assist a passenger onboard an American Airlines Flight 868 upon landing.
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