A woman received a warm welcome and a small celebration after she successfully gave birth to her son while aboard a Delhi-Bengaluru IndiGo flight on Wednesday.
The low-cost Indian airline confirmed the miraculous event in a statement, according to The News Minute
“We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 from Delhi to Bengaluru. There are no further details available,” the airline said in a statement.
A gynecologist was on board when the woman, who was not yet 32 weeks into her pregnancy, went into labor. IndiGo crew also helped her deliver her baby boy.
The baby boy and mother were safe and healthy following the successful delivery, India
reported. The flight crew celebrated the birth with pictures of the crew and doctor holding the baby.
The flight landed at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru at 7:40 p.m. and they were welcomed on the tarmac by a small crowd to celebrate the joyous moment.
They held out a poster that read, “Welcome to namma Bengaluru,” and applauded their arrival.
The airline may offer the baby boy free tickets for life, India Today
“We just got information that a baby boy was born in our flight en route 6E 122 Delhi – BLR. Flight landing at 19:40. All operations normal. Mother and child healthy. Congratulations to all. Kudos to your training Team First Aid,” the statement added.
The mid-air delivery story went viral on social media.