Birth of a baby forces plane to land in Prague

A birth forced a scheduled airliner en route from Birmingham to Bucharest to make a stop in Prague. Mother and child are doing well.

A passenger plane. (icon image) – AFP/Archive


the essentials in brief

  • A baby was born on a scheduled flight to Bucharest.
  • Due to the birth, the plane had to land in Prague.
  • Both mother and child are doing well.

The birth of a baby on board has forced an airliner into an unplanned landing at Czech Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague. The machine was actually on its way from Birmingham to Bucharest, as the CTK news agency reported on Friday.

Despite the hasty change of course, the boy was still born in the air. A spokeswoman for the CTK airport service said the mother and child were doing well. Both were taken to a Prague clinic.

The other passengers were able to continue the flight after the unforeseen stopover. Prague Airport boss Jiri Pos wished the newborn good luck on Twitter. A spokesman said the newborn boy weighed 2.75 kilograms. His mother is a Romanian who was on a flight home from the UK.

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