A Malaysia-bound plane was forced to return to the airport after taking off as a passenger on board had forgotten her baby at the airport.
The flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur, turned back after the Saudi mother told cabin crew that she had forgotten her baby in the boarding area at the terminal of the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, news.com.au reported.
A video which has since then gone viral on social media shows the pilot requesting permission to head back to the airport while talking to ATC operators
“May God be with us. Can we come back or what?” the pilot was heard talking to air traffic controller.
The operator, after taking the flight number, is heard asking another colleague about the protocol.
“This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”
The operator then asks the pilot to re-confirm the reason for turning back.
The pilot was overhead speaking: “We told you, a passenger left her baby in the terminal and refuses to continue the flight.”
“Ok, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!”