Sunday 10 October 2021 9:56 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Oct 10: Mariayamma Philip, a native of Pathanamthitta, gave birth on a London-Kochi Air India flight on 5th October. Mariayamma, who was seven months pregnant, experienced labor pains when the plane took off from London. The woman then gave birth with the help of two doctors, four nurses and cabin crew on board. Air India flight was diverted to the nearest airport which was Frankfurt in Germany.
On October 6, Air India said, “AI 150 of 5th Oct, enroute to Kochi from London with 202 pax, landed in Frankfurt with 203 passengers. We had a surprise arrival mid-air. A baby boy was born. The mother along with the baby and another passenger de-boarded and were taken to a hospital in Frankfurt, the spokesperson said, adding that the baby was doing fine”.
Now, the Indian consulate in Frankfurt have come out to help the family to have their return facilitated. The Consulate have met the family and issued the baby with an Indian passport.
“Our officials are in constant touch with the family and all necessary support is being provided. Soon they will be flying home with us,” Air India said.
Shawn the superhero: Consulate was delighted to meet parents of Baby Shawn Cherian Mathew born mid-air in on 5 October 2021. He is a true Pavan Putra! All the best to Shawn. May God bless him. @IndianDiplomacy @MEAIndia @HarshShringla @airindiain pic.twitter.com/dtM44CMpLs
— India in Frankfurt (@CGIFrankfurt) October 8, 2021
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