A Kerala woman travelling in a Kochi-bound Jet Airways flight gave birth to a baby mid-air. The crew members of Jet Airways travelling from Saudi Arabia got together to help a woman deliver a baby after she went into the labour mid-flight. What is even more thrilling is that the airlines company announced that the baby would get a free lifetime pass for any travel on the carrier considering that the child was the first baby to be born in Jet Airways flight.

According to reports, the woman identified as C. Jose who was travelling to Kerala went into premature labour while the Dammam-Kochi flight was flying at the height of 35,000 feet on June 18. The plane which was flying over Pakistan diverted to Mumbai on grounds of medical emergency.

“Jet Airways is pleased to announce the successful birth of a baby boy on board its flight 9W 569 from Dammam to Cochin of June 18, 2017. The Boeing 737 with 162 guests was diverted to Mumbai as one of the guests went into premature labour,” an official statement by Jet Airways read as.

Both the mother and the baby were safely delivered and rushed to the hospital on reaching Mumbai.

“The guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet. On landing, both mother and baby were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai and are doing well. Jet Airways has informed the family of the guest who are en route from Kochi. The airline expresses its gratitude to Ms. Wilson, the onboard paramedic for her guidance,” the statement added.

The flight that was delayed for over 90 minutes resumed its journey and travelled back to Kochi. The plane that was scheduled to arrive at 10:15 AM reached at 12:45 PM.

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