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Plane forced to turn around after Mother forgets baby at Airport



Plane forced to turn around after Mother forgets baby at Airport - BellaNaija

A Saudia plane returned to the airport after taking off as a passenger on board had forgotten her baby at the terminal.

According to Gulf News, the flight from Jeddah was said to be on its way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when the woman realised she was missing her child and alerted cabin crew.

The pilot then had to request permission to return to Jeddah from baffled air traffic controllers, after he learnt a passenger had forgotten her child in the airport waiting area.

He was then cleared to return to the airport.


  1. Sassy mama

    March 12, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Wonders shall never end!!!

  2. Tamuno

    March 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    No be small wonders. Please necessary authorities should just collect the baby from that mother. Before the unthinkable happens

  3. DENJI

    March 12, 2019 at 9:36 am


  4. fleur

    March 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I have to say this. Stress is real for mothers. It is easy to point fingers at another and exclaim “how could she” until you start forgetting some really important things. When the brain is overwhelmed it goes into overdrive to protect you. It protects you from what it has recorded is your greatest source of stress. You know how people have trauma with a particular institution and they cannot even remember the name of the institution? Well, if you are going to say I remember mine forever, you never reached PTSD levels of stress with the institution you have in mind. I remember one day I boarded a train and did not remember when I boarded the train. I could only remember I was now at my destination. I started trying to remember where i parked my car. I could not remember. Then immediately, the thought of my three year old jumped into my mind. I could not remember if I dropped her off at the day care. Because my brain was overheated already, it did not think simple time-saving thoughts like “call the day care to find out if the baby is there.” All I could imagine was my baby baking in the back seat of the car. So I jumped on the next train back to my normal train station. Once I deboarded, I ran through the parking lots like a mad woman. It was when I was tired of running, my brain now started thinking about how to save me from running to death. So it started logical operations. What time did I get to my office destination. 8AM. That means, I had to have boarded the train about 720AM. If this is correct, the two parking lots I just did a marathon in were not the ones I should have been checking because if you dont get there by 645AM, there is no parking. I must have been parked all the way in a third packing lot at the back. Made sense because that day, I was late. I should have parked where I was checking but I was late that day. I did not even remember that 8AM arrival at my destination was not normal. Stress oh. I went to the parking lot armed with this knowledge and knowing the likely spots that would be open that time of the day when I got there. Was not long before i found my car. No baby inside. THen I had an aha moment after all the trauma – I should have called the day care. I called them and she was having a good time.

    Stress is real.

    • Angie

      March 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Well said Fleur..motherhood stress is real!! it is easy to point fingers when you have never experienced that kind of stress or PTSD. i don’t blame the woman one bit. if you investigate further, you might find that she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in days..


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