Plane Forced to Return to Airport After Mother Forgets Baby in Waiting Area


The aviation crew operating a recent Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Malaysia diverted the flight for quite an unusual reason: a passenger reportedly left her baby in the waiting area of the airport.

“May God be with us. Can we come back or what?” the pilot reportedly said to an air traffic controller.

“This flight is requesting to come back… a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing,” the pilot detailed, adding that the woman “refuses to continue the flight.”

“Ok, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!” the operator replied, giving the flight crew official permission to turn around the aircraft.

The mother and child were reunited upon deplaning.

Video footage of this recording titled “a passenger forgot her child at the airport” in Arabic has since been viewed over 1,000,000 times on YouTube — and sparked plenty of merciless “Home Alone” comparisons, too.


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