Baby On Plane: Woman Delivers Baby Girl On Turkish Airlines Plane At 42,000ft
Cabin crew on a Turkish Airlines flight Friday, Boeing 737 from Guinea to Burkina Faso, helped a woman to deliver her baby girl at 42,000 ft.
Passengers also helped with the process, which took place soon after the take-off on the flight, which started its journey from Guinea’s capital Conakry to Istanbul via Ouagadougou.
The mother named Nafi Diaby, was 28 weeks pregnant and she complained of labor pains soon after the flight took off from the airport.
The baby named Kadiju and her mother were reported to be in good health but were tired after the entire process.
The flight crew transported the pair to a hospital immediately after the Boeing 737 landed in the Burkina Faso capital.
According to a statement issued by the Turkish Airlines Friday, they confirmed the pair was safe. “After the smooth landing of Boeing B737-900 type aircraft to the Ouagadougou Airport, the mother Nafi Diaby and her newborn baby girl were taken to the hospital in order to be kept under observation for a while.
Turkish Airlines’ Ouagadougou station officials reported that the baby and the mother currently do not have any health problems. And they also added that they’re still closely taking care of the mother and the newborn baby who named as “Kadiju”, on their stay at hospital,” the statement read.
The Turkish Airlines welcomed the surprise passenger on their flight and were overwhelmed to serve the mother and the baby.
“The cabin crew, who saw a woman passenger, named Nafi Diaby, 28-week-old pregnant traveler flying with Turkish Airlines’ TK538 Conakry (Guinea)-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) flight, was suffering child-birth pains, promptly responded to her in order to assist her childbirth during the flight,” according to their statement.
Most airlines around the world authorize pregnant women to travel on flights until they are 36 weeks pregnant. However, they require providing a doctor’s certificate from 28 weeks onward that confirms the expected date of birth.