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KL-Bound Flight Had To U-Turn Because A Woman Left Her Baby At The Boarding Gate

"This is totally a new one for us!" said an air traffic controller.

Cover image via India Times

A flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur had to turn back after one of its passengers realised that she left her baby at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport terminal

Image via Gulf News

The KL-bound SV832 took flight on Tuesday, 12 March, Gulf News reported.

Just a few minutes after takeoff, the panic-stricken passenger alerted the cabin crew that her baby was not with her

She told them that she had left her child at the boarding area of the airport terminal.

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Image via India Times

In a video of a conversation with ground control, the pilot can be heard asking if he could do a turn-around back to the airport. 

"May God be with us. Can we come back or what?" he said.

"This flight is requesting to come back...a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing," an air traffic controller can be heard saying.

After scrambling to confirm the appropriate protocol, a surprised ATC operator then gave the pilot permission to return.

"This is totally a new one for us!" he said.

Screenshot of the video of the ATC operators speaking to the pilot.

Image via YouTube

According to Coconuts KL, the mother and baby were safely reunited and the flight carried on without incident.

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