PICS: Baby on board! Turkish Airline crew delivers baby girl mid-flight

2017-04-10 13:29
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Burkina Faso — A Turkish Airlines flight landed with one more passenger than it took off with after a baby was born mid-air with the help of the airline's crew.

The airline released an official statement confirming that a woman who was 28 weeks pregnant complained of birthing pains during the flight over West Africa from Conakry in Guinea to Burkina Faso's capital city of Ouagadougou.

The airline says its cabin crew rushed to help deliver a baby girl named Kadiju.

The airline put up pictures on social media Friday showing the crew smiling for photos with the baby and the mom, who was lying across a row of three seats.

The pair was taken to a hospital once the plane landed and the airline says both are doing well. 



In-flight births are becoming a frequent phenomenon... in September last year, a newborn baby boy greeted the world for the first time on board a Buraq Air flight. His birth marked the second reported in-flight birth in one month, after a Cebu Pacific Air flight from Dubai to the Philippines also landed with one passenger more a few weeks before.

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In both cases, the babies were awarded with a lifetime worth of flights from the respective airlines. Whether the latest baby born on Turkish Airlines will be a free-flyer, however, remains to be seen. 

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