Saturday’s Saudia flight SV832 from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur turned back to the gate because a woman on board forgot her baby at the gate and insisted the plane return.
Since communications between a commercial airliner and the ground are available, it’s worth a listen to this exchange. The pilot asks, “May God be with us. Can we come back or what?”
“This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing,” one party stated. After being asked again to explain the ordeal, the pilot replied, “We told you, a passenger left her baby in the terminal and refuses to continue the flight.”
“Ok, head back to the gate,” the operator said, according to Gulf News, before admitting, “This is totally a new one for us.”
I’m genuinely not sure how something like this happens, although I’ll admit to days as a new dad where I was very tired. The Boeing 787-9 was delayed 54 minutes.
(HT: Donald W.)