KUALA LUMPUR – An uncommon event occurred on one of the Turkish Airlines flights – a baby girl was born on flight TK538 route from Conakry (Guinea) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – on Monday, the airline said in a statment.
The cabin crew assisted Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant, when she went into labour and helped her in giving birth to a baby girl, who was named Kadiju.
After a smooth landing of the Boeing B737-900 aircraft at Ouagadougou Airport, the mother and her newborn baby girl were taken to the hospital to be kept under observation.
Turkish Airlines’ Ouagadougou station officials reported that the baby and the mother did not have any health problems.
The names of the cockpit and cabin crew, who worked in achieving the “miracle” were Captain Irfan Kursun Gecmez, Captain Melih Atalan, Chief Purser, Ayse Evrim Fidan, and the cabin attendants; Bouthayna Inanir, Azra Yurt, and Demet Hocaoglu.
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines, is a four star airline with a fleet of 337 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 298 destinations worldwide with 249 international and 49 domestic.- BERNAMA