Entries in baby born on airplane (2)


Baby Born During Flight from Ukraine to Russia

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(MOSCOW) -- A Russian woman gave birth aboard an Aeroflot flight from Simferopol, Ukraine to Moscow on Tuesday, according a statement released by the airline.

The woman was in her 30th week of pregnancy with her third child when she went into premature labor about 25 minutes after takeoff.

With the help of four flight attendants and a nurse who happened to be a passenger, the woman delivered her baby girl in mid-flight, according to Aeroflot.

The Moscow Times quoted a passenger saying the new baby was not breathing at first, but eventually let out a weak cry as someone massaged her chest.

The plane made an emergency landing in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where the mother and baby were whisked to the hospital by ambulance. Both are reported in good condition.

The airline said the last time someone gave birth on an Aeroflot flight was on Sept. 14, 2005, when a Russian woman went into labor aboard a flight from Los Angeles to Moscow.

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Baby Born on Plane, Named for Airline

John Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Who is your baby named for? Your mother? Dad? A beloved aunt? Your airline carrier?

A woman who gave birth on an Emirates flight earlier this month reportedly did just that.

The woman was traveling on Emirates from Dubai to Manila when she went into early labor, according to Emirates 24-7. She gave birth on the plane, which was then diverted to Ho Chi Min City, the airline said in a statement. reported that the baby was born in the aircraft toilet and that “two Filipina nurses on the flight jumped out of their seats to assist in the mid-air delivery.” They helped aspirate amniotic fluid from the baby’s mouth, nose and ears.

The baby’s mother was reportedly so grateful she named her baby boy EK, the Emirates’ flight code.

The mother and baby were transferred to a hospital upon landing. The mother has been released from the hospital, but the baby remains in critical care, Gulf News reported.

EK is far from the first baby to be born mid-flight.

In April, a baby boy was born en route from Atlanta to Africa, with the help of a flight attendant. In 2011, a baby was born on Philippine Airlines en route from Manila to San Francisco. That baby, too, was a boy.

Also in 2011, a woman gave birth to a baby boy on an Alitalia flight from Milan to Paris.

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