Woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight

The plane made an emergency landing in Burkina Faso in order to take the mother and baby to hospital.

April 9, 2017 14:48

Woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight (credit: REUTERS)

Woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight (credit: REUTERS)


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Turkish airlines cabin crew helped a French-Guinean passenger give birth to a baby girl on board of flight from Guinea's capital Conakry to Istanbul on Friday (April 7), Turkish Airlines said.

The 28-week pregnant passenger, Nafi Diaby, went into labour shortly after take-off from Conacry.

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A baby girl, named Kadiju was born at 42,000ft (12,800 m). The mother and the baby were taken to hospital after the plane made an emergency landing at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Both mother and the baby are reported to be in good condition.

Turkish Airlines, like most other carriers, allow pregnant women to fly up to the 35th week of pregnancy, but signed doctor's report is required from 28 weeks onwards.

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