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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.

AA Flight Diverts to Greensboro after Passenger Goes into Labor

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight 611 had to make an emergency landing at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 12.

The flight, heading from Philadelphia to Atlanta, had to be diverted after a passenger Shaniqua Cherry, of Minnesota, went into labor mid-flight.

The plane landed uneventfully at PTI airport and Cherry gave birth to a baby girl.

The flight resumed and reached Atlanta safely.

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.

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