Woman gives birth on flight to MoscowOctober 14th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A healthy baby boy was born on a Tajik Air flight from Dushanbe to Moscow, company spokeswoman Lola Kendzhaeva said Friday.
“Shabnam Rakhimova gave birth two hours before landing as the plane was crossing Kazakhstan airspace,” she added. A nurse, who was on the aircraft, and four flight attendants delivered the newborn.
“The boy weighed in at two kilograms and measured 48 centimeters. Despite the extreme conditions, the delivery went smoothly. The passengers greeted the boy with wild applause,” the spokeswoman said.
She added that Tajik Air, as well as other airline companies, bans pregnant women from flying after the third trimester begins at six months. “Notwithstanding the strict rules, pregnant women conceal their real terms by providing false medical documents.”
This was the third time a baby was born on board a Tajik Air flight since 2007.
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