Saudi Airlines makes emergency landing after woman give birth on board

, 4:42 PM IST

London: A Saudi Arabian Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at London’s Heathrow Airport after a pregnant woman went into labour yesterday morning.

The Boeing 777 was flying at an elevation of 30,000 feet was en route from Jeddah, in the Middle Eastern kingdom, to New York’s JFK airport.

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With the help of Saudia Arabian Airline air-hostesses, the Saudi woman gives birth to a premature baby girl.

“Both the mother and the baby girl are doing fine,” Al Fahad said, quoted by Saudi daily Okaz on Thursday.

Photographs of air hostesses holding up the newborn tot on the Saudi passenger aircraft have gone viral on social media and have been widely shared.