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Thai pilot turns heroic midwife, delivers baby mid-flight from Taiwan to Bangkok


The Thai pilot of a Vietjet aircraft, Jakarin Sararnrakskul, with nearly two decades of flying experience, assumed the role of a midwife mid-flight from Taiwan to Bangkok when a pregnant passenger went into labour.

Picture: Jakarin Sararnrakskul on Facebook

Despite lacking formal medical training, the courageous pilot successfully delivered a baby boy while the plane was still in the air, leaving his female co-pilot to navigate the aircraft. The incident occurred on 23 February onboard a VietJet Airbus A320 registered HS-VKC operating flight VZ565, and paramedics awaited the aircraft’s arrival in Bangkok to ensure the well-being of both mother and baby.

The pilot, expressing pride in the extraordinary event, revealed the crew affectionately dubbed the baby “Sky” in acknowledgement of his dramatic birth onboard.

This post was published on 4 March 2024 16:40

André Orban

M. Sc. Engineering

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