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.
Was on @IndiGo6E 6E 122 flight to BLR, woman gives birth mid-indiair, amazing team work of indigo flight attendants. They setup a hospital in minutes and the new born cried mid air. Dr Shailaja Vallabhani was fortunately on this flight!
Thank you god n entire @IndiGo6E crew. 🙏
— Prabhu Stavarmath (@Stavarmath) October 7, 2020
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.
A baby boy was born on board Indigo flight from Delhi to Bangalore today. In all likely baby is getting life long free @IndiGo6E free ticket. Great work by Indigo crew today. Kudos to the team @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/mxn16dgigf
— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) October 7, 2020
The airline may offer the baby boy free tickets for life, India Today reported.
“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.
Amazing scenes. Baby born mid-air on @IndiGo6E Delhi – Bangalore flight today, helped by the airline’s crew. 👏👏👍
— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) October 7, 2020
Was on @indigo6E 122flight to BLR,woman gives birth to a baby boy mid-air,amazing team work of Indigo flight attdnts.Cabin crew is not just there to pour teacoffee in ur cups.Thy r well trained 2 handl any kind of situations on board wich includes child birth as well.@forever.6e pic.twitter.com/lcmfMZnc30
— Moses Marton (@MosesMarton) October 7, 2020
Good news! A baby boy born in an Indigo flight enroute Delhi – BLR.
Both mother and child are healthy! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/74htwfR3V6
— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) October 7, 2020
Woman delivers baby boy on board Indigo flight from Delhi to Bengaluru. (lovely, but a little scary too for the woman. uff) https://t.co/0MhuDuHrTc
— Dhanya Rajendran (@dhanyarajendran) October 8, 2020