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Baby boy born on Qatar Airways flight from Miami to Doha

Aircraft is diverted to Newfoundland after the crew learned unnamed woman had gone into labour

Baby boy born on Qatar Airways flight from Miami to Doha

A baby boy was born on a Qatar Airways flight from Miami to Doha, forcing the plane to divert to Canada, it has been reported.

An unnamed woman was on board the QR778 flight on Sunday, which was diverted to Newfoundland when the crew learned she was in labour.

Passengers reported that as the plane neared Greenland, there was an announcement that it was being diverted to Gander International Airport in eastern Canada due to a medical emergency.

The baby was born around 30 minutes before the Boeing 777 flight landed in a snowstorm, according to Doha News.

The local Gander Beacon newspaper also reported that two doctors were on the flight and were able to offer assistance to the woman.

It quoted Brian Hicks, manager of safety and airside operations with the airport authority, as saying that upon arrival of the aircraft they activated emergency response services.

Paramedics from James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre met the aircraft, and the mother and baby were transported to the hospital.

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iMac 4 years ago

Hope both mother and baby are in good health. Not sure whether Qatar Airways will offer life time free pass for new born baby, but surely there will be lot of confusion for his 'place of birth' atleast on his passport.

SELWIN ILANGOVAN 4 years ago

Noted the message.. Good to know that.. Our good wishes and prayer for the Baby and the Mother as well as the Family..

Hope Qatar Airways gives the Baby a free pass to fly for her life time..

Regards.. God bless the Baby.. God Bless Qatar Airlines ..

Our Good wishes to all..

Regards..

Sami 4 years ago

Place of birth: Midair