ShareThis Page
Plane turns back after mom forgets baby at airport |

Plane turns back after mom forgets baby at airport

Chris Pastrick

When a passenger realized she had forgotten her baby back at the airport, the pilot of a Malaysia-bound plane turned around and headed back.

The Guardian reports that just after takeoff, the mother alerted the crew about her situation.

The pilot was told and radioed back to the King Abdulaziz airport in Saudi Arabia, requested to head back.

“May God be with us. Can we come back?” the pilot was reported to have told air traffic controllers.

A video of the call was posted to YouTube.

Accoding to The Guardian, the controller talks it over with his co-workers: “This flight is requesting to come back. A passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”

After being asked to confirm the reason one more time, the pilot says, “I told you, a passenger has left her baby in the terminal and she is refusing to continue the flight.”

The plane, bound for Kuala Lumpur, was granted its return request.

“This is totally a new one for us,” The Guardian reports the controller as saying.

Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: News | Top Stories | World
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.