Ankara: A pregnant woman, Nafi Diaby, flying from Conarky, Guinea to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, went into labour mid-air.
She was aboard a Turkish Airlines flight and the plane was 42,000 feet above the ground. The cabin crew swung into action and helped the woman deliver the baby.
The mother and the infant, named Kadiju, were admitted in a hospital in Burkina Faso, sources said. While both of them, in good health, are recovering there, a storm of gasps, wonder, joy and good wishes broke on Twitter.