Bouncing Baby Boy Born Aboard Transatlantic Flight
A middle aged female passenger has given birth to a bouncing baby baby onboard a Lufthansa flight LH543 from Bogota to Frankfurt, reports Breaking Travel News.
According to the report, the baby was born on Wednesday at 12:37, at an altitude of 39,000 feet above the North Atlantic Ocean.
According to BTN, the flight was performed by an Airbus A340-300 which took off from the Colombian capital Bogota on July 25th at 21:00 local time with a total of 191 passengers and 13 crew members.
The woman had started experiencing premature labour pains as the flight was progressing. The crew then moved passengers to seats in the front, while the rear part of the plane became an emergency delivery room.
The birth proceeded without complications, assisted by cabin crew members and three doctors who happened to be on board.
The 38 year-old woman who is from Bulgaria, named her son Nikolai – after one of the doctors who helped her deliver her baby onbaord.
The captain of the flight made an emergency landing in Manchester at 13:09 local time where the mother and baby were safely handed over to the paramedics.
The flight again took off for Frankfurt International Airport where it landed at 17:28 local time.