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Woman gives birth in Dammam-Kochi Jet flight, newborn gets free lifetime travel pass


Mumbai/Kochi, Jun 18 (IANS): A Kerala woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy while flying at a height of 35,000 feet on Jet Airways's Dammam-Kochi flight on Sunday morning, officials said. Both mother and child are in "stable condition".

Jet's 9W-569 flight, with 162 passengers on board, was diverted to Mumbai for handling the medical emergency as the 29-year-old C. Jose, who was travelling alone, went into premature labour on Sunday morning when the plane was flying in Pakistan airspace.

The flight crew made an announcement to find out if there was any doctor on board, but there was only a trained paramedic, Mini Wilson, who stepped forward to help.

Jose was shifted to the first class, where Wilson, assisted by cabin crew comprising Mohammad Taj Hayath, Deborah Tavares, Isha Jayakar, Sushmita David, Cathering Lepcha and Tejas Chavan, helped deliver the baby boy safely.

Upon landing, mother and child were rushed to the Holy Spirit Hospital in Andheri east where their condition was reported to be "stable".

Jet Airways announced that being the first baby to be born in flight for the airlines, the kid would get a free lifetime pass for any travel on the carrier.

Jet Airways also informed Jose's family, who are rushing to Mumbai.

After a two-hour halt for the medical emergency, the flight departed for its onward destination to Kochi.

Talking to IANS, Cochin International Airport Ltd. Managing Director V.J. Kurian confirmed the incident, but did not have more details.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    Pregnant women of 6 months and above should not be permitted to travel by AIR.

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  • NM, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    What about the birth certificate? Place of birth: Jet Airways 9W 569??

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  • Edward, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Being in avation industry this is not acceptable, this is an error from ground staff as well as cabin staff, how they allowed pregnant lady to board, I'm sure she is more than 32weeks. this is very risky to baby and mother. and airline shouldn't promote this. If it happened in airline which I work, I'll be in home by now.

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    Sometimes it happens that the stomach bulge is not visible from outside even very close to delivery if the woman is well built. The airline staff only question if they have any doubt and ask for doctor's certificate & if they don't have one then they send them back to get the certificate and fly at a later date. The pregnant lady might have known that the airlines wouldn't allow, but sometimes some people take risk considering that they would have to stay away from husband for more months.

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  • Edward, Dubai

    Wed, Jun 21 2017

    I agree with you, but end of the day they are risking their life, babies life and innocent airline staff carrer

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Congratulations to C Jose who gave birth to a healthy baby boy in mid-air while flying from Dammam to Kochi on Jet Airways flight. Kudos to Mini Wilson and the team of cabin crew who helped in delivering the baby.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    In this case what is the babys place of birth?

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Intelligent question ! Above the sky

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  • Ek pyaarsa Nagama Hai, Jokkalhati/Bidar

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Should appreciate people who come forward to lend there helping hand in whatever way possible at this hour. At last god is present everywhere unknowingly as animals are delivering babies without the help of others.
    Let mother and baby recover fully and lead a healthy life.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT. REALLY A LUCKY GIRL.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    It's a Boy ...

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    He was referring to the mother.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    It is a baby boy.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    Its a baby. Boy or girl it does not make any difference. Sometimes such errors happens. Make amends.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Praise the Lord ...

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/Abudhabi

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    All is well when it ends well. God is great. May God bless the mother and child.

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  • Dilip, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Congratulations! But really have to wonder how a pregnant woman in the final trimester is allowed to travel by air. Isn't there any rules against it?

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  • Leslie, udupi

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Lucky boy...
    Best of luck...
    Do well in life...
    Live long...
    Fly a lot...
    God bless you...

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  • john, mangalore/kuwait

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    i have a question here if this child grows and applies for anything there is a column place of birth. what to write here

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    I read somewhere that some countries like US grant citizenship to the child born in a foreign airline with foreign parents if the plane is flying over it's territory. In other cases it depends on the airline where it's registered and in this case it's India. Since the baby & mother was taken to Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri East it might be that the place of birth would be Mumbai/Bombay. I wonder what the parents opt to do since the child in this case was born over Pakistani territory.

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