‘The lady had a miscarriage not a baby’ – Arik debunks media report


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Arik Air has come out to debunk reports initiated by ThisDay newspapers that a lady gave birth on one of its flights. According to a statement released by the airline, the reports were errant falsehood as there was a miscarriage and not the delivery of a baby onboard its flight.

The statement said, “The Arik Air flight W3 101 which departed Lagos for London Heathrow on Sunday, diverted to Palma Mallorca Airport, Spain at 5:44pm due to urgent medical attention for a 12-week pregnant woman on board.
“The passenger reportedly developed severe pain during the course of the flight. The pain was later coupled with bleeding with a suspected miscarriage.
“The passenger, who was initially attended to by two medical doctors on board the flight, was 12 weeks pregnant. She was later transferred to a hospital in Mallorca for further medical attention. This is contrary to a report in some papers to the effect that a woman gave birth on board Arik flight to London.”
The statement added that the flight later departed Mallorca at 8pm for London Heathrow.
The statement explained that the pregnant woman did not indicate her pregnancy status to the airline’s Passenger Service Agents at check-in and because her pregnancy was 12 weeks, the team didn’t notice her status.

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