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Guinean baby girl delivered by cabin crew 42,000 feet mid-air

Guinean baby girl delivered by cabin crew 42,000 feet mid-air


Cabin crew on board a Turkish Airline flight from Guinea’s capital Conakry to Instanbul in Turkey helped deliver a premature baby girl 42,000 feet mid-air.

The expectant mother, Guinean Nafi Diaby was 28 weeks pregnant and suffered labour pains after take off last Friday, leaving the cabin crew and some passengers no option but to deliver her of the baby.

Named Kadiju, the baby brought joy to the faces of the cabin crew even after the Boeing 737 landed at the Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso where the baby and mother were taken to a hospital, Turkish Airline said in a statement.

“Turkish Airlines’ Ouagadougou station officials reported that the baby and the mother currently do not have any health problems,” the statement added.

This is the second act of kindness exhibited by Turkish Airlines this month after transporting a plane filled with food aid to Somalia to support those affected by the devastating drought.

They responded quickly after French online star Jerome Jarr, together with other celebrities called on the airline to reserve an airplane to transport the relief items since that is the only international airline that flies to the country.

They used the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia to get their attention and then #LoveArmyForSomalia to gather over 2 million dollars in less than a week.

Turkish Airlines heeded to the call and over a million-dollar worth of food aid was flown to Somalia last week.

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