A plane en route to Malaysia had to return to its gates after a mother forgot her baby at the terminal of an airport in Saudi Arabia.
First off, I don’t know what she may be going through but this is crazy!
Shortly after takeoff, the flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpar had to return after the mother told the cabin crew that she had left her baby in the boarding area of the airport terminal at King Abdul Aziz International Airport on Sunday.
According to The Guardian, a video of the pilot calling into air traffic control reveals the unusual exchange between him and the operators, as he asks for permission to go back to King Abdulaziz airport.
“May God be with us. Can we come back?” the pilot asks. The scenario, seemingly a first for the air traffic controllers, leaves the operator confounded and he can be heard conferring with others over the appropriate action.
“This flight is requesting to come back,” he tells another colleague. “A passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”
The pilot can be heard repeating to the air traffic operator: “I told you, a passenger has left her baby in the terminal and she is refusing to continue the flight.”
After a brief pause, the flight was given permission to return to the hub. “OK, head back to the gate,” the air traffic controllers said. “This is totally a new one for us.”