Etihad flight diverted to Mumbai after woman delivers baby onboard

An Indonesian woman on Wednesday morning delivered a baby on-board a Jakarta-bound Etihad Airways flight.

Published: 24th October 2018 07:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2018 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

Baby

For representational purposes (File | AP)

By ANI

MUMBAI: An Indonesian woman on Wednesday morning delivered a baby on-board a Jakarta-bound Etihad Airways flight.

As a result of the baby's birth, the Etihad flight EY 474 travelling from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta was diverted to Mumbai to attend to the woman passenger.

Etihad Airways' spokesperson said, "Today's Etihad Airways flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Jakarta (CGK) diverted to Mumbai (BOM) in India due to a medical emergency on board. As a result of the diversion, the flight will be two hours delayed arriving into Jakarta. We regret any inconvenience caused."

Authorities from Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said that following the medical emergency, the flight was diverted to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and the woman was immediately taken to Seven Hills Hospital for further medical examination.

"The passenger delivered a female child about 40 minutes before landing at CSMIA. As soon as CSMIA staff was informed about the situation, a medical team was kept on standby which attended the passenger immediately post the aircraft landing. MIAL doctors provided necessary medical assistance to stabilise the situation. An ambulance was arranged and the passenger was shifted to Seven Hills for further medical intervention. The flight departed at 0942 hours," an MIAL spokesperson said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Mumbai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp