Bolivia: Baby is born during TAM Airlines flight
A baby was born in the aisle of a plane, during flight 775 of TAM airlines. The mother was assisted by a doctor who was part of the passage along with the hostesses.
The flight was from the city of Tarija to La Paz and according Willy Arsimendi, one of the passenger on the flight, childbirth occurred Sunday afternoon during the final leg of the flight when a cry of The woman alerted the crew.
“We saw the flight attendants and a passenger who said he was a doctor rushing to see what was the matter with the lady. Minutes later she was lying down in the aisle of the aircraft. We all thought she was just suffering from intense pain,” Willy Arismendi said.
The flight attendants told the passengers to remain in their seats and 10 minutes later the woman gave birth to a baby girl, just before the plane landed at El Alto International Airport.
An ambulance that was waiting for the plane on the air terminal runway took the woman and her newborn baby to a hospital.