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Emirates Plane Diverts to Perth due to Medical Emergency

EmiratesAn Emirates plane had to make an emergency landing in Perth, Western Australia, on December 1st.

The A380 plane was en-route from Auckland, New Zealand, to Dubai, UAE, when a passenger went into labor. There were two doctors on-board who helped her through her contractions while the pilot diverted to Perth.

The passengers said the woman did not speak English and the doctors had to use Google translate to communicate with her.

The plane landed safely. The passenger was rushed to hospital where she gave birth to a baby girl.

The delayed flight reached Dubai the next day.

Woman Gives Birth On Board Qatar Airways Flight

QatarA Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, on March 22.

The Boeing 777, heading from Miami to Doha, had to be diverted after a passenger went into labor midair. According to Gander International Airport safety manager Brian Hicks, “Thirty minutes before the plane was preparing to land, she gave birth to a baby boy… There were two doctors on board, they assisted with the birth.”

The plane landed uneventfully. The mother and baby were shifted to hospital.

The flight resumed shortly afterwards.

Southwest Flight Diverted to LAX after Woman Gives Birth Midair

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest airlines flight 623 had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on the morning of December 9.

The flight, heading from San Francisco to Phoenix, was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger went into labor and gave birth midair.

The plane landed safely and the mother and her new born were shifted to a hospital. According to spokesperson of Los Angeles Fire Department Erik Scott, “LAFD praises an ER RN that assisted the mother in giving birth prior to our arrival.”

The flight was able to resume the journey with a 2.5 hours delay.

Nigerian Woman Gives Birth aboard British Airways London-Bound Flight

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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