A Bangkok-bound flight from Doha has made an emergency landing at Kolkata, West Bengal as a woman on board went into labour and delivered a baby mid-air.
The woman from Bangkok delivered the baby with the help of the cabin crew of Qatar airways around 3 am, media report said today.
After making emergency landing in Kolkata, the woman was admitted to a private hospital. "Both the mother and the baby are doing fine," the report said quoting airport officials.
Officials said an unscheduled flight from Doha to Bangkok QR-830 landed around 03:09 am at Kolkata airport in medical priority landing.
"The pilot of Qatar flight had asked SOS to ATC for medical priority landing… The flight landed safely…The airport team with the doctor was attending the concerned." Kolkata Airport officials were quoted as saying.