Saudia flight turned back to Jeddah because mother forgot her baby at terminal

A passenger plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a mother left her baby at the airport.

Saudia Flight SV832 which was heading to Kuala Lumpur, had to return to Jeddah after a passenger told the crew that she had forgotten her baby in the terminal.

A video of the pilot informing air traffic control of the incident was released on YouTube and has since been viewed more than 50,000 times.

The pilot is heard saying over the radio: “May God be with us. Can we come back or what?”

The ATC replied: “This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”

The pilot is then asked to repeat the request, when he replies: “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!” the ATC responds.

No additional information on how the mother forget her child in the terminal has been released.

5Pillars have contacted Saudia for a comment.

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