Plane Forced To Turn Around After Passenger Realized She Forgot Her Baby At Airport
A Saudia plane en route to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia was forced to turn around shortly after take-off when a forgetful mum realized she’d left her baby at the airport.
According to Gulf News, footage which has gone viral on social media captured a pilot asking air traffic controllers for permission to return to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In the video, the pilot is heard asking ATC staff: “May God be with us. Can we come back or what?”
After noting the flight number – SV832 – the operator asks a colleague what protocol they should follow, if one even exists.
The pilot adds:
“This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”
When ATC asked the pilot to confirm the story, he replied:
“We told you, a passenger left her baby in the terminal and refuses to continue the flight.”
The operator then gave them permission to return to King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
He said:“Okay, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!”
Some people praised the pilots while others slammed the mum for being careless.