Cabin crew on a Turkish Airlines flight celebrated the arrival of an extra passenger at 42,000ft (12,800 metres) when a woman gave birth to a baby girl.
Nafi Diaby suddenly went into labour while flying from Conakry, Guinea, to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso with Turkish Airlines.
Unfazed by the on flight frisson, the crew coped admirably and the little girl, Kadiju, entered the world at 42,000 feet.
Following the successful birth, the airline workers posed for pictures with the baby – including the captain – all beaming with smiles.
The mother and baby, named Kadiju, were taken to hospital when the Boeing 737 landed in the Burkina Faso capital.
Both are now reported to be tired but in good health.
“The cabin crew noticed that a woman passenger named Nafi Diaby, [who was] 28 weeks into her pregnancy, was suffering childbirth pains,” a Turkish Airlines statement said.
“They promptly responded to assist her childbirth during the flight.”
This is not the first time this has happened. and flight crews are trained to deal with such emergencies.