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Posted: April 11, 2017

Baby delivered midflight with help of Turkish Airlines crew

A cabin crew of Turkish Airlines pose for a photo with a baby born in a plane during a flight from Conakry to Ouagadougou to Istanbul on April 7, 2017 in the air. (Photo by Turkish Airlines / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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A cabin crew of Turkish Airlines pose for a photo with a baby born in a plane during a flight from Conakry to Ouagadougou to Istanbul on April 7, 2017 in the air. (Photo by Turkish Airlines / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A special delivery was made Friday on a Turkish Airlines flight, and the crew was right there to greet and assist the flight's youngest passenger.

A woman who was seven months’ pregnant went into labor and delivered a baby around midflight on a trip from Guinea to Burkina Faso, according to a Huffington Post report. The jet was at approximately 42,000 feet when the baby girl was delivered, and cabin crew assisted the mother and baby.

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There were no reported complications in spite of the unusual setting. Photos of the newborn, swathed in a blanket and being cradled by happy cabin crew members, was posted on the Turkish Airlines social media accounts. The airline also posted an animated video on Twitter, documenting the special trip.

The mother and baby were taken to a hospital after landing in Burkina Faso and both are reported to be in good condition.


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