If you forget your luggage and boarded the plane, then it’s a mistake but when you forget your own newborn baby, then you’ve committed a big mistake. Well, it is not unusual for a passenger to forget a small bag at an airport. However, in such cases, planes are generally not cleared to return to airports to collect the forgotten items, unless there is a ‘major emergency’.
In a bizarre turn of events, a plane was forced to turn back after a Saudi mother forgot her ‘newborn baby’ at the airport and boarded the Saudi Arabian Airlines flight by mistake. Shocking isn’t it? An emergency was appealed at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport very recently.
The forgotten mother realised that she had left her baby at the waiting hall only after the plane had taken off from the airport, reported Gulf News. Her immediate realisation forced the pilot to turn back to the King Abdulaziz International Airport.
If sources are to be believed, Flight SV832 from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur was returned after a woman passenger notified the cabin crew she had forgotten her baby at the terminal of the Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Also a video of the pilot requesting Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators to return to the airport is the talking subject on social media.
“This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing,” the pilot can be heard in the video.
“Ok, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!” says an ATC operator.
Needless to say, the shocking incident rather ended on a good note after the mother reunited with her baby at the airport.