Passenger to Lebanon gives birth mid-flight

A Middle East Airlines-Air Liban flight has gained a tiny passenger over the weekend when a woman gave birth mid-flight.

Middle East Airlines confirmed the news: “Announcements were made to check if there was any doctor on board to assist with the delivery, but no doctors were on board that flight,” Rima Mikaoui, director of public relations for Middle East Airlines-Air Liban, told USA Today.

The plane departed from Doha, Qatar, and was headed to Beirut, Lebanon on Saturday when the woman went into labour.

“MEA Cabin Crew handled the situation (they assisted the lady with the delivery) and all went well, the baby was delivered on board and was well taken care of,” Mikaoui said.

BREAKING NEWS: Middle East Airlines – Air Liban ME435 Doha-Beirut on the 27th diverted to Kuwait after a passenger onboard gave birth to a baby girl slightly after entering the Iraqi Airspace. The professional and well trained crew delivered the women according to procedures and took good care of the baby until the plane landed. It is as we always say, the crew is onboard for your safety at first and comfort. Hats off to MEA’s ME435 crew for the great job they have done and for the rigorous training they receive at MEA’s training center. #LPS

The Lebanese Plane Spotters Facebook page wrote a post praising the crew. The post, which features a crew member with the baby, gained over 1000 shares.

“The professional and well trained crew delivered the women according to procedures and took good care of the baby until the plane landed,” the post reads.

“It is as we always say, the crew is onboard for your safety at first and comfort. Hats off to MEA’s ME435 crew for the great job they have done and for the rigorous training they receive at MEA’s training centre.”

 

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