A baby has been awarded a lifetime ticket after her mother gave birth while still airborne in EgyptAir Flight.
Yemeni passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban realized she was going into labor, this prompted the emergency landing of EgyptAir flight MS777 which was left Cairo and heading to London.
The prospective mother delivered a baby girl before the plane could land, with the help of a doctor who happened to be on board. Despite the pilot diverting the service to Munich, Germany, in hopes that Daaban could reach a hospital in time.
In response, the airline has said through Rushdi Zakaria, Chairman of the Holding Company for Egypt, who “congratulated the passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban, a Yemeni national, for her safety and granting her newborn a free lifetime travel ticket, which she gave birth on board the plane during the EgyptAir flight yesterday from Cairo to London,” tweeted the airline.
Though the offer seemingly only extends to Munich, where the aircraft was diverted to.
“Pilot Amr Abu Al-Nayin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Misr Aviation Company, stated that it is our pleasure to receive a new customer to Egypt to fly to the world onboard our plane and we are also pleased to present her with a souvenir to celebrate with her family and to give her a free ticket for life on Munich flights.”
It’s not the first time a baby has been born mid-flight.