Woman gives birth to baby boy mid-air in Air India London-Kochi flight

A Kerala woman, Shinu Suresh, has given birth to a baby boy mid-air in Air India London-Kochi flight.

Thanks to Air India crew and doctors and nurses on board the flight who helped the lady to give birth to the baby boy.

Since the lady needed medical care, the plane was diverted to Frankfurt, an Air India spokesperson said on Wednesday.


In a late evening Facebook post on Wednesday, Air India said, “AI 150 of 5th Oct, en route 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 airline said its aircraft is well equipped with all necessary medical equipment and its crew are experienced to handle this kind of eventuality.

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.

“Our officials are in constant touch with the family and all necessary support is being provided. Soon they will be flying home with us,” it said.