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Baby born mid-flight on Jet Airways plane

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A plane flying from to had an unexpected guest today when a baby was born mid-flight.

9W 569 took off from Dammam to Kochi at 2.55 am this morning and when an expectant mother travelling onboard went into labour the crew declared a medical emergency and diverted the flight to

While the plane was still over the Arabian Sea she was helped by crew members and a nurse travelling to to deliver a baby.

The plane landed in and both the mother and the newborn were rushed to a hospital.

The plane then resumed its onward journey to Kochi and reached its destination at 12.45 pm after a delay of 90 minutes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 18:42 IST