The Boeing 777 of Saudi Arabian Airlines was diverted to London Heathrow airport due to a medical emergency. It was flying from Jeddah to John F Kennedy airport.


The flight tracking website Air Live reported at 10:47 BST that “a woman is giving birth” on board flight SV21.

Baby was born in the air in Saudi Arabian Airlines with the help of flight crew.


The mother and baby were taken to hospital following the birth. 

Crew was happy to take a pictures with a baby on board. 

According to Khaleej times, Saudi Arabian Airlines officer confirmed the mid-flight birth, saying that “a happy event forced the Jeddah-New York plane to land in London”.