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Woman gives birth on RB flight

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Flight BI008 from Dubai, initially flying with 173 passengers, landed in Bandar Seri Begawan on 16 June 2022 with an unexpected additional passenger.

A healthy baby boy was born seven weeks early at 12:00 PM (GMT+8) en route to Brunei, according to the national carrier in a press release.

The mother and her newborn with RB flight crew members. Photo: RB

Dr Mulfi Ibrahim Alkhinjar, a guest onboard the flight, volunteered to assist with the delivery alongside Cabin Service Officer Romzi Haji Mohamad Yusof and Cabin Crew Siti Nurhafizzah Metassan.

On the experience, Dr Alkhinjar said, “When we delivered the baby, that was when I realised – I just delivered a baby in the skies, and when I held him, I felt very proud and honoured to have helped bring another person to life. The head crew member Romzi was very organised and helpful, and the staff seemed very well trained for these types of situations. They acted and responded accordingly with the proper measures, it was a smooth experience because of their assistance.”

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin

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