An airline staff member turned around a jet in Saudi Arabia when a mother informed them that she had left her infant in the boarding area of the airport’s terminal.
According to Gulf News, the airplane was on its way from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Kuala Lampur, but was forced to return after the mother informed the pilot. The mother was able to rescue her child after the aircraft made a U-turn and landed at the airport.
An internet video showing the pilot asking to return to the airport has gone viral due to the strange situation. Operators are heard being taken aback by the request and trying to figure out what to do next.
I pray that God’s blessings be upon us. Would it be okay if we came back?” On the video, the pilot can be heard saying. “This flight is requesting to return…” the operator is heard asking for confirmation from a colleague. A passenger left her child in the waiting room.”
“We warned you, a passenger left her baby in the terminal and refused to continue the journey,” they say to the pilot when he explains why he wants to return to the airport.