Saudi flight makes U-turn to pick up infant forgotten by mother
In a bizarre turn of events, a Saudi Arabian mother forgot to board her baby onto the plane and realised only after it took off. Luckily, as she soon realised it, the flight crew returned back to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.
A video circulated on social media features the pilot making a request to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) to return to the airport. In the video, the pilot said, “This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”
“Ok, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!” replied an ATC operator.