Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Maternity ward 42,000 feet in the air

An unexpected passenger appeared this month on a Turkish Airlines flight. The stowaway had no boarding pass or ticket, but she was not a terrorist. It happened on a Boeing 737 cruising at 42,000 feet between the Guinean capital Conarky and Ougadougosu, the capitol of Burkine Faso. A passenger, Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant began having labor pains.

                                                                                                                 Turkish Airlines/Twitter
The cabin crew helped her lay down across two seats and give birth to Kadiju, a baby girl. Then they wrapped Kadiju in an in-flight blanket, and took this selfie.When the airliner touched down in Ougadougosu, mother and baby were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced healthy, but very tired.

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