Plane forced to turn around after mother forgets baby at airport

A Malaysia-bound plane made a U-turn for a frantic passenger who realized that she forgot her baby back at the airport in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

The pilot of Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight SV832 made the rare request to air traffic controllers shortly after takeoff, when the passenger told crew members that she had left her child at the terminal in Jeddah, Gulf News reported.

“May God be with us. Can we come back [to King Abdulaziz International Airport]?” the pilot can be heard asking air traffic controllers, according to an online video, the news outlet reported.

“This flight is requesting to come back,” the pilot then tells a colleague. “A passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.”

The pilot is then heard saying to the air traffic operator: “I told you, a passenger has left her baby in the terminal and she is refusing to continue the flight,” according to The Guardian.

The flight ultimately was permitted to return to the airport.

“OK, head back to the gate,” one of the air traffic controllers said during the exchange. “This is totally a new one for us.”

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