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Child born on Qatar Airways flight

Qatari national went into labor mid-flight

  • By Mohammad Ashraf, Correspondent
  • Published: 16:37 December 7, 2012
  • Gulf News

Karachi: A Qatar Airways plane landed at Karachi airport after a child was born on the flight while flying over the Pakistan air zone, aviation sources said. The Qatar Airways flight number 833 was flying from Seoul to Qatar when a woman, who is a Qatari national, felt severe labour pains. Local aviation sources said that emergency landing became imminent and it was permitted to land at Quide-e- Azam International Airport so that maternity care could be taken of the mother and child.

They said the woman and child were doing fine and were shifted to a hospital after they were disembarked from the flight.

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