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Turkish Airlines Crew Delivers Baby Girl

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Mom gives birth at 28 weeks — in mid-flight

If you want to guarantee first-class treatment, an empty row and a blanket on an international flight, just go into labor.

A Turkish Airlines crew ditched drink service for baby service during the middle of a flight from Conakry, Guinea, to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, when passenger Nafi Diaby went into early labor.

Diaby was only 28 weeks along, but the crew was able to deliver her baby — a girl named Kadiju — safely in the cramped, high-altitude setting.

“The lady was in great pain,” Turkish Airlines cabin attendant Bouthayna Inanir said. “And then the baby was on the seat. This was the hardest part. I had to grab the baby. I took her and give her to the mother.”

Luckily, the newborn and her mother were in good health (and we're betting they're totally keeping the airline blanket). As a precaution, both were taken to a hospital upon landing in Burkina Faso for observation.

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We love the happy faces of the cabin crew in pictures posted to Twitter on Friday by the airline.

“Welcome on board Princess!” Turkish Airlines captioned a collage about the exciting incident. “Applause goes to our cabin crew!”

Our applause also goes to Diaby for rocking an early birth in a space smaller than most kitchen cabinets.

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