Mom Forgets Baby At The Airport, Demands Pilot Turns Back Mid-Flight

Now, this is huge!

A passenger jet was forced to return to the airport soon after takeoff this weekend, when a mom passenger realized she had left her baby at the terminal.

The Saudi plane had been due to fly from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, but had to return to the King Abdul Aziz International Airport when the ‘stranded’ child’s mom demanded she be reunited with her child.

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Video footage captured the baffled air control operators speaking by radio with the pilots, who were doing their best to explain the bizarre situation. As they did so, the airport staff were trying to establish the protocol for such a scenario.

“May God be with us. Can we come back or what?” the pilot can be heard asking the air traffic controllers. After noting the flight number, the operator asks a colleague what protocol they should follow, if one even exists.

“This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing,” the pilot continued. Air traffic staff then pressed the pilot to confirm the story, to which he replied: “We told you, a passenger left her baby in the terminal and refuses to continue the flight.”

After confirming the authenticity of the story, the operator gave an all-clear to turn around and return to Jeddah. “Ok, head back to the gate,” he said. “This is totally a new one for us!”

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According to Gulf News, readers took to social media to post responses to the mix-up. While some praised the pilots for their understanding and humanity in such a tricky situation, others stressed on the carelessness of the mother.

The plane returned to King Abdul Aziz International Airport where the mom was reunited with her child.

Below is an audio recording between the pilot and air traffic controller; a bit of English is tossed in-between the conversation.

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