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Airline crew delivers a baby mid-flight

11th Apr 2017
Written by: Dave Owen


Airline cabin crew are there to keep passengers comfortable, ensure their safety, and generally make sure every flight runs as smoothly as possible. Apparently they’re also there to deliver babies, should the need arise.

Nafi Diaby was 28 weeks pregnant when she took a Turkish Airlines flight from Conarky, Guinea to Burkina Faso. At 42,000ft, she went into labour.

Turkish Airlines cabin crew, along with some passengers, safely delivered the baby before the flight landed. Mother and her new daughter were swiftly transported to hospital, and are said to be doing well.

The baby girl was named Kadiju, which loosely translates as ‘premature child.’

28 weeks is generally considered the cut-off point at which women are advised not to fly due to the risk of health complications. Thankfully this story has a happy ending. 

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