Woman gives birth at 42,000 feet above sea level on Turkish Airlines flight to Ouagadougou


  • Nafi Diaby went into labour when flying from Guinea to Burkina Faso
  • She delivered baby girl Kadiju at 42,000 feet on a Turkish Airlines flight
  • Cabin crew sprung into action and mother and baby are said to be ‘doing fine’

Flight crew on a passenger jet landed with an ‘extra person’ on-board when a woman gave birth at 42,000ft above sea level.

Cabin crew suddenly became ‘doctors’ when Nafi Diaby went into labour while flying from Conakry, Guinea, to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

Cabin crew on the Turkish Airlines flight sprung into action to deliver the little girl called Kadiju.

Mother and baby were taken to hospital to be kept under observation when the Boeing 737-900 type aircraft landed in the West African nation on Friday.