A Sri Lankan woman travelling from Riyadh to Colombo aboard a SriLankan Airlines plane gave birth to a baby boy during the flight.
The crew assisted in the delivery of the baby on board the SriLankan Airline Flight UL 288.
The cabin crew handled the situation with the support of a Canadian passenger, a professional midwife, without disrupting the flight which arrived in Colombo on schedule. Most passengers were unaware of what had taken place until shortly before landing, a spokesperson for SriLankan Airlines said.
“Our cabin crew is renowned for their professionalism, as well as their caring, warmth, and friendliness,” he added. After landing a medical crew was on hand at the Bandaranaike International Airport and rushed the mother and baby to hospital.