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14th Jan 2013

Baby On Board: Woman Gives Birth On Plane After Claiming She Was Safe To Fly

She named the tot after the flight attendant...

It puts a whole new meaning to baby on board…

One woman has given birth on board a plane flying from Russia to Armenia.

The baby was born two hours before the Armavia airlines flight from Siberia landed in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital.

Flight attendant Asmik Gevondyan said she noticed that 31-year-old passenger Armina Babayan appeared to be in labour and she took control to organise the delivery.

“All of our crew helped to deliver the baby,” Ms Gevondyan said.

Local television reported that the baby’s mother, who claimed she was six-and-a-half months pregnant when she checked in, named her child after the flight attendant, Asmik.

Most airlines allow women to fly up to and including the 36th week of pregnancy.


Both mother and baby arrived in Armenia safe and sound.