Birth at 30,000 feet: PAL flight attendants deliver baby boy

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Posted at Jun 08 2020 10:45 AM | Updated as of Jun 08 2020 10:57 AM

Philippine Airlines cabin crew posed with the newborn baby that they helped deliver while on-board the Manila-bound flight from Dubai PR 659. Photo: Dino Antigua Karganilla, PAL

MANILA - Philippine Airlines said Monday its cabin crew helped deliver a baby on a Manila-bound flight from Dubai above 30,000 feet.

The boy was delivered on board PR 659 on June 6, with the guidance of a doctor through satellite phone, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said. 

Wearing personal protective equipment, the flight attendants posed with the newborn while on the air. The mother was also photographed with her baby boy. 

A healthy baby boy was delivered on-board a PAL flight to Manila from Dubai.Photo: Dino Antigua Karganilla, PAL

A healthy baby boy was delivered on-board a PAL flight to Manila from Dubai.Photo: Dino Antigua Karganilla, PAL

"This was the winning formula which enabled the cabin crew team of a PAL Manila-bound flight from Dubai (PR659/June6) to successfully bring into this world a healthy baby boy," Villaluna said.

"PAL crew is trained to deal with these inflight moments. An extraordinary situation," she added.

Metro Manila and other urban areas transitioned to general community quarantine on June 1, after 11-weeks under lockdown. Philippine Airlines has also resumed limited local and international flights.

More details to follow.