There’s been a sad twist in the tale of a woman who gave birth on a plane, with the new mum being sent home to Taiwan without her baby.
As we told you last week, the woman was reportedly 32-weeks pregnant and flying to Los Angeles when she went into labour. The birth of her daughter was captured by passengers, who applauded as the healthy premmie was delivered.
However, there are now claims the woman has been deported to Taiwan, forced to leave her tiny newborn behind in Alaska. The Telegraph reports that a former flight attendant with China Airlines, Lucienne Chen has revealed the woman didn’t tell check-in staff she was pregnant, in the hope the baby could be born a US citizen.
In a Facebook post, Ms Chen claims the woman continually asked flight attendants if they we over US air space, as she was preparing to deliver her baby. She claims the woman was actually 36 weeks pregnant.
Ms Chen writes:
“Not only did you take the lives of both yourself and your child as a joke, you also took the schedules of a plane full of people as a joke – all because of your child’s American passport. An entire plane had to be diverted, causing scheduling problems for all the other innocent passengers. The crew also had to stay for the night in Alaska. Do you know the true social cost of your actions?”
It’s also been reported that the new mother may also have to foot a US$30,000 bill for the diversion of the plane.
(via ninemsn and The Telegraph)