Indonesian woman gives birth to baby girl on Etihad flight


An Indonesian woman gave birth to a baby girl on an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta that had to be diverted to Mumbai on Wednesday, Indian officials said.

Flight EY 474 left the emirate for Indonesia’s capital in the early hours of Wednesday but had to divert to India’s commercial hub because the the woman went into labour, a Mumbai airport spokesperson told AFP.

The woman gave birth to a baby girl about 40 minutes before the plane landed.

The woman, described by the spokesperson as being of Indonesian origin, was taken to a nearby hospital and the flight departed Mumbai around 9.40am local time to complete its journey to Jakarta.



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