Thai woman gives birth on Qatar Airways flight
A 23-year-old woman from Thailand gave birth to a baby boy on a Qatar Airways (QA) flight that took off from Doha for Bangkok on February 3.
The woman went into labor mid-flight, which resulted in the flight being diverted to Kolkata, India.
According to India Today, QA staff assisted the woman with her delivery and the baby was born at 3.00 am.
The flight made a priority landing at the Kolkata airport after sending out the ‘SOS’ signal to the Kolkata Air Traffic Control for the medical emergency.
The mom and baby were taken to a local hospital upon landing and are said to be doing well.
Delighted to welcome a new member on the flight last night.— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) February 4, 2020
We'll be waiting for the baby's call in 20 years time to join us in the flight deck. 👶➡️🧑✈️ https://t.co/SXbotRLy1U
“Qatar Airways flight QR 830 traveling from Doha to Bangkok on 3 February was diverted to Kolkata due to a medical emergency – a birth – which was supported by a doctor on board and five trained cabin crew members,” a QA spokesperson told The Independent.
“The passenger and her healthy baby boy were immediately taken care of by authorities upon arrival in Kolkata.
“The aircraft then resumed its onward flight to Bangkok. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the diversion. All passengers were assisted upon arrival into Bangkok to ensure smooth onward connections to their final destination,” the spokesperson added.
On its official Twitter handle, QA said, “Delighted to welcome a new member on the flight last night. We'll be waiting for the baby's call in 20 years to join us in the flight deck.”
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