Emirates plane returns to Dubai airport after passenger gives birth to baby boy

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A woman has delivered a baby on board Emirates’ repatriation flight on Wednesday.

The repatriation flight from Dubai to Lagos had to fly back to Dubai International Airport after a woman on board have birth.

“Emirates can confirm that a passenger travelling on board Emirates flight EK783 gave birth en route from Dubai to Lagos on May 6, 2020. As a result, the flight returned to Dubai International Airport. The aircraft was changed and re-departed for Lagos with a delay of approximately four hours. The well-being and safety of our passengers and crew are the utmost importance to Emirates,” the airline was quoted as saying Gulf News.

The plane is reportedly carrying 256 Nigerian nationals from the UAE.

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