Plane forced to turn, mother forgets newborn at Jeddah airport

According to reports, flight SV 832 of Saudi Airlines was forced to land back at Jeddah Airport after a mother told the cabin crew that she has forgotten her newborn baby at the airport. 

The mother didn’t realize that she is not carrying her newborn baby with her until the aircraft had taken off. As soon as she realized about her missing baby, she informed the staff and the pilot had to take a U-turn to the Airport.

As a result, flight SV 832 which was heading to Kuala Lumpur was returned back to Jeddah.

After the incident, a video went viral on social media of the communication between the pilot and the control tower. We have translated the content of the video for our users.

The communication between the Pilot and the Air Traffic Controller

“May God be with us. Can we come back or what (sic)?” the pilot was heard talking to the air traffic controller.

The operator, after taking the flight number, is heard asking another colleague about the protocol.

“This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”

The operator then asks the pilot to re-confirm the reason for turning back.

The pilot was overhead speaking: “We told you, a passenger left her baby in the terminal and refuses to continue the flight.”

“Ok, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!”

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.