Baby born in plane toilet named after Emirates Airline +EK – One good thing about having an emergency on an aircraft is that there always seems to be a doctor present! In this case a Filipina couple were in for a rough ride as a pregnant lady ended up having her child in the airplane toilet! To commemorate the event the baby was given an unusual name.
A Filipina woman gave birth to a baby boy in the bathroom of Emirates airlines flight
The Emirates flight from Dubai to Manila made an emergency landing in Vietnam after the incident. Mother and baby had to be dropped off in Ho Chi Min for emergency treatment. The incident happened on August 22 last year.
Born early at 27 weeks the baby was supposed to be born in the couples home country after they decided to return back home to have their baby from Dubai where they both worked on hotels.
However a worried pacing father and a woman in pain led to some onboard traveling nurses and airline crew to step up and help the pending crisis. The baby had been born in the toilet and was going blue from lack of oxygen. The mother and baby were given oxygen masks and heated with LED reading lights until they could be rushed to hospital.
Before leaving the plane everyone posed for photos (which can be seen here).
The flight was EK332 and the couple named their baby after this calling him EK, a fitting name.
Of course at time of the emergency the baby and mother were put in critical care. As far as we known they both recovered fine.