Nigerian Woman Gives Birth aboard British Airways London-Bound Flight

Saturday, May 3, 2014
By George Hatcher

British airwaysA London-bound British Airways flight had to divert and make an emergency landing in Spain, after a 31 year old passenger went into labor.

The flight originated from Nigeria, and was on its way to Heathrow Airport in London when a Nigerian passenger gave birth in the plane’s business class, at an altitude of 36,000 feet. The pilot then diverted the plane to Palme de Mallorce, the capital of Spanish autonomous community, Balearic Islands. The mother and baby boy were rushed to Son Espases hospital.

Ujunwa Eneh Ozeh, hailing from Nigerian capital city Abuja, was 26 weeks pregnant and was accompanied by her 1 year old daughter, Nnedinma.

Ozeh and her newly born child, named Michael, are in stable condition. According to hospital authorities, the mother will be discharged on Monday, however, Michael will be kept in the intensive care unit till his original due date in August.

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