Plane makes emergency landing as woman gives birth midway through flight
A woman gave birth on a plane with the help of a medical student who happened to be
on board. Kultumah Mohammed, 27, was on a flight from N’Djamena, in Canada, to Cairo,
in Egypt, when she realized her baby was coming.
The Egypt Air flight tried to make an emergency landing in Aswan, about 500 miles
south of Cairo, but the baby boy was born before the plane landed, while it was still
flying over Sudan. Luckily, medical student, Laila Mohamed Abou Bakr was also on the
flight and she helped deliver the newborn with the assistance of flight attendants on
When they eventually arrived in Aswan, the new mum and her child were taken to
hospital where doctors said he was in a healthy condition.
The airline said: ‘All procedures for the safety of the passenger were followed and dealt with quickly,
as the flight attendants cooperated with a medical student to assist the
passenger in the mid-flight delivery.’ Heartwarming photos show the flight crew wearing
PPE, holding the little one wrapped in a blue blanket. Little Abdel Rahman is not the first
baby to be born on a plane. Last September Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban also gave birth
on an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to London. On that occasion, a doctor was on board
to help make sure the delivery was safe. The baby was given free flights by the airline.