A woman aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Conakry, Guinea, to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso went into labor yesterday and had her child before the plane could land.
Nafi Diaby gave birth to a girl named Kadiju with the help of the flight crew; photos of them have been shared on social media by the airline with the caption “Welcome on board Princess! Applause goes to our cabin crew!”
Welcome on board Princess! Applause goes to our cabin crew! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/FFPI16Jqgt
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) April 7, 2017
Mother and child were both taken to a local hospital once the plane had landed. They’re both reportedly in good health.
Births on planes are rare, as expectant mothers are usually advised by their doctors to avoid traveling. However, a few cases a year are reported, and now, thanks to social media, they can be seen by the world.
Last year, an Orlando-bound flight made an emergency landing in Charleston, S.C., after a woman went into labor. The event was captured by a passenger and shared to Twitter:
— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) December 4, 2016
“My @SouthwestAir flight from PHL to MCO was diverted to Charleston because a woman went into labor. Flight crew did a great job,” writes the passenger.
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