News 19 june — 16:46

India's Jet Airways gifts free lifetime flights to baby born mid-air

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Private Indian airline Jet Airways has gifted free lifetime air tickets to a baby born aboard one of its flights from Saudi Arabia to India, BBC reports.

The crew and a passenger, who was a trained nurse, helped deliver the baby at 35,000 feet (10,688 metres) after a woman went into premature labour.

The mother and the baby were taken to a hospital after the Boeing 737 landed in the western city of Mumbai.

The airline told the BBC that both baby and mother were in good health.

The company thanked its crew and nurse Mini Wilson for "the successful birth of the baby boy".

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