Passenger gives birth on Egyptair flight between Cairo and London Heathrow

On 15 September, Egyptair was operating flight MS777 between Cairo, Egypt and London Heathrow, United Kingdom with a Boeing 737-800 (registered SU-GEK). The uneventful flight, however, was forced to divert to Munich, Germany after a passenger complained of abdominal pain. 

Passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban from Yemen showed signs of labour and it soon became clear that the baby would touch down much sooner than the aircraft. The baby was already born before landing at the German airport.

Emergency services rushed to the aircraft but could only identify a healthy baby and his mother. Egyptair celebrated the birth by giving the child a lifetime travel pass onboard Egyptair’s flights.



Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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