A Passenger Plane Had To Turn Around After A Mum Left Her Baby At The Airport

A passenger jet had to turn around after an absent-minded mum allegedly forgot her baby at the airport.


Taking "baby brain" to a new level, the Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur was forced to go back to King Abdulaziz airport after the mum realised that she'd left someone important behind.

A video released showing audio from the flight has gone viral on social media.

In the video, you can hear the pilot requesting permission to come back from air traffic control in Arabic and English.

"May God be with us. Can we come back?" He asks. "This flight is requesting to come back. A passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing."

Later on, the pilot repeats: "A passenger has left her baby in the terminal and she is refusing to continue the flight."


The circumstances, which took place over the weekend, led to the plane being delayed for just under an hour.

While the incident is definitely unusual, it's far from the only strange reason flights have been delayed over the years.

In 2012, a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy named Byrdie escaped from her crate while being loaded onto the plane and ran around for 20 minutes while being chased by airline workers and trucks, only stopping the chase when her owner got off the plane to help.


In 2013, one American Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing because of an "unruly" passenger who refused to stop singing Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.

Most bizarrely of all, in 2015, a British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Dubai had to turn back and was subsequently delayed for over 15 hours due to a "smelly poo". The smell was, according to passengers, so foul that it posed a health and safety risk.

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