Baby born on Air Canada flight to Japan


Common flying problems like turbulence can be annoying and terrifying for anyone, but imagine your water breaking mid-flight to Japan.

That’s exactly what happened to a 23-year-old woman from Calgary who went into labour somewhere over the Pacific ocean while en route to Japan Monday, according to an an Air Canada.

Passengers on board reportedly jumped into action, trying to help the woman as much as they could. By the time they landed at Narita International Airport, however, a baby girl had already been born.

““I couldn’t imagine. This happened completely unexpectedly,” the unnamed father told press in Japan, as reported by the Japanese Times. “It turned out to be a beautiful baby girl.”

According to said spokesperson, the new mom was admitted to the hospital where she stayed overnight, but both her and her daughter were doing perfectly fine.

Although there aren’t any reports as to how far along the woman was, it’s Air Canada policy to allow woman up to and including their 36th week of pregnancy to travel.


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