Plane Makes Emergency Landing As Woman Gives Birth Aboard Lagos To Amsterdam Flight
A pregnant woman on a KLM flight headed for Amsterdam has given birth after unexpectedly going into labour, forcing the airplane to have an emergency landing in Spain.
According to Aviation24 on Tuesday, the incident happened early Monday morning when one of the passengers on KLM Flight 588, a Boeing 777, suddenly went into labour while flying from Lagos to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was reportedly taken to the front galley where she gave birth to a premature baby girl. The plane then made an emergency landing in Barcelona where medical staff were waiting.
Both mother and daughter were said to be doing well.
KLM spokeswoman, Marjan Rozemeijer, on Tuesday, said, “I can confirm that a baby was born on the KL 588 on its way from Lagos to Amsterdam, Due to privacy reasons I cannot make any further statements on the birth.”