A Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport in Kolkata after a Thai woman delivered a boy mid-air on Tuesday.
The mother and the child were rushed to a private hospital in Kolkata. Hospital authorities said that both were doing fine.
“We got a call around 2:30 am on Tuesday. The pilot informed the Air Traffic Control of NSCBI airport about a medical emergency on board. The flight landed at 3:10 am. When the medical staff of the airport boarded the plane, they found that the woman had already delivered a boy. She was offloaded and rushed to a hospital,” said Kaushik Bhattacharya, the airport director.
The passenger was identified as Phromkasikorn Wassana. And was travelling from Doha in flight QTR83 which was headed to Bangkok “When the flight had just crossed Nagpur the pilot informed the Kolkata ATC about the medical emergency. The woman, however, delivered the child with the assistance of air hostesses in mid-air,” said Bhattacharya.
She was shifted to the hospital around 4:25 am after immigration clearance. The flight departed from Kolkata around 5:50 am.