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An Emirates A380 had to make an emergency landing at Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus on Friday after a passenger gave birth mid-flight.
An Emirates A380 had to make an emergency landing at Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus on Friday after a passenger gave birth mid-flight.
An Emirates A380 had to make an emergency landing at Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus on Friday after a passenger gave birth mid-flight.

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An Emirates A380 had to make an emergency landing at Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus on Friday after a passenger gave birth mid-flight.

The aircraft was flying from Dubai to Paris when a passenger went into labour just a few hours into the flight.

The plane was diverted to Larnaka, where it was met by emergency services who shared a video of the woman being deplaned and put in an ambulance on a stretcher.

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 “They say great things come in small sizes,” Cyprus Airports said in a caption.

In a statement to Emirates Woman, the airline said the incident resulted in a five-hour delay.

“We have supported the passenger during this period and her health and safety has of course been paramount,” a spokesperson said.

The airline’s pregnancy policy states that a passenger requires a medical certificate signed by their doctor or midwife once they have entered their 29th week. It is unclear how far along the passenger was.

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Last month, a woman went into labour on-board a Turkish Airlines flight from the Guinean capital of Conakry to Istanbul.

With the help of cabin crew and fellow passengers, the woman safely delivered a daughter at 42,000 feet.

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