Passenger Plane forced to turn back to Airport after Mother Forgets her Baby
A passenger plane reportedly had to turn around and go back to a Saudi airport after a mother incredibly left her baby at the terminal.
The Saudia flight from Jeddah was said to be on its way to Kuala Lumpur, Mlaysia when the woman realised she was missing her child and alerted cabin crew.
The pilot then had to request permission to return to Jeddah from baffled air traffic controllers, Arab media reported.
The woman had left the child behind in the departure lounge at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, according to Gulf News.
The pilot reportedly asked Air traffic control: ‘May God be with us. Can we come back or what?’
One of the controllers can then be heard asking a colleague: ‘This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.’
They then said: ‘OK, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!’
The bizarre delay reportedly took place over the weekend.
Flight-tracking data showed a Saudia flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur departing almost an hour late on Saturday, but it was unclear if this was the same one.
This sort of Turn arounds are not routine at all, and are advised only under strict emergency scenarios. The Mother may not know but she had put the rest of the travelling occupants of the plane in grave Danger.
When approached the Mother in tears said she went on her knees to plead with the passengers for their Understanding. And was grateful when most of them accepted whilst others gave her a right Tongue lashing. She later was reunited with her child