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    rferguson
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    The passengers and crew on the BA082 from Abuja to London had a surprise yesterday – a mother went into labour and a baby was delivered inflight.

    When the mother began going into labour the flight crew diverted the aircraft to Palma however the baby was born before the aircraft landed.

    #529313

    london85
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    what fleet operated that flight ? not much about it a boy or a girl?

    #529314

    rferguson
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    It was a baby boy, named Michael. The mother was only 26 weeks pregnant and was travelling to Washington DC via LHR. She was also travelling with her one year old daughter.

    A public address was made for a doctor. A female doctor delivered the baby with cabin crew (Mixed Fleet) assisting.

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    1nfrequent
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    I hope that mother and boy are doing well. Must have been very frightening for the mother and crew given how premature he was.

    1F

    #529316

    LuganoPirate
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    Hats off to them all for that and I hope Mum and babe are fine?

    I’ve been on three flights now when a call has gone out for a doctor, and there’s always been one on board. This amazes me as I understand in the UK you can wait up to a week for a doctors appointment yet on a plane one arrives in minutes 😉

    Seriously though, I always wonder how many professions are on board the average flight, and if there’s always a doctor/dentist/pilot/ engineer on board…..

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    DavidGordon10
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    LP – you will remember that I started a thread on this a year or so ago (http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/Is-there-a-doctor-on-board) and you contributed.

    On a long-haul flight, if there is a doctor call, then two or three often answer – I have been part of a quick impromtu conference in mid-air to see which of us is best qualified to deal with the problem in question.

    I absolutely take my hat off to the doctor and cabin crew who delivered the baby. Delivery at 26 weeks is quite perilous for the baby.

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    HaggisCH
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    Where is recorded on the birth certificate as the place of birth?

    #529319

    LuganoPirate
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    Thanks for the reminder David.

    Haggis, I believe if you’re born on a US registered plane you become American. It used to be the case that you’d acquire the nationality of the country (or vessel) where you were born, but I think the law was changed a few years ago so you now have the nationality of your parents (US excepted) wherever you may be born.

    #529320

    SergeantMajor
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    What a lovely story. Hope the baby, and mother, are doing OK.

    #529321

    bombayteddy
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    I have heard that babies delivered on planes are entitled to free tickets on that airline for life. Is that true?

    #529322

    LuganoPirate
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    No it’s not true BombayTeddy!

    #529323

    MontysDouble
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    rferguson:

    … with cabin crew (Mixed Fleet) assisting.

    LuganoPirate:

    Hats off to them all for that..

    boom boom.

    #529324

    judynagy
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    Ah, LP, you touch on an interesting point … I have heard several medical calls on airplanes and a doctor always materializes. Does someone check that they ARE doctors? Do doctors carry ID?

    #529325

    TominScotland
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    Then you can also be a Dr but not be medically qualified. I stopped using my non-medical doctorate on tickets because of the surprising frequency with which I got a tap on the shoulder and “Excuse me, Sir – are you a doctor?”……..

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