Turkish Airlines crew helps deliver baby on flight

Baby girl born at 42,000ft on flight from Guinea to Burkina Faso

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Turkish Airlines birth

Cabin crew on a Turkish Airlines flight helped deliver a baby girl after a woman gave birth at 42,000ft.

Staff were praised by the airline which tweeted: "Welcome on board Princess! Applause goes to our cabin crew!"

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According to ITV News, the mid-air labour began after the plane took off from Guinea for Burkina Faso.

The mother, Nafi Diaby, was 28 weeks pregnant and gave birth on the two hours and ten minutes' flight.



Turkish Airlines told the BBC: "The cabin crew noticed that a woman passenger named Nafi Diaby, [who was] 28 weeks into her pregnancy, was suffering childbirth pains.

"They promptly responded to assist her childbirth during the flight."



The newborn was named Kadiju. She and her mother were taken to hospital when the flight landed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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