Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NĂNG - A plane about to take off from Đà Nẵng Airport stopped on the tarmac and headed back to the terminal after a pregnant woman fell ill on-board.
The pilot took the decision to halt the plane which was heading to HCM City after a passenger, a Czech woman, feared she was suffering a miscarriage moments before take-off.
She was flying on Wednesday morning onboard Jetstar Pacific flight BL581 along with 150 other passengers.
Around 8am she suffered a colporrhagia, a form of bleeding, and was worried she may have miscarried.
After the plane came to a halt, the woman, who has not been named, was rushed to the Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng Hospital nearby for treatment.
Although she is likely to remain in hospital for several days, the woman and her unborn child are both in a healthy condition.
The flight eventually took off around 9.45am.
It’s not the first time a Jetstar passenger has got into medical difficulties on one of their planes.
Two years ago, while on a flight from HCM City to Đà Nẵng, a woman went into labour at 10,000 metres. Thankfully English doctor Fiona Sutton was onboard and helped deliver the baby who was nicknamed Jetstar.
In 2011 an airhostess helped a woman give birth while on a flight from HCM City to Vinh City in Nghệ An Province.
And in 2015, a Canadian national on a flight from Hà Nội to HCM City was saved after suffering a stroke 20 minutes after the aircraft left Nội Bài Airport.
Also in 2015, an airhostess of the airline saved a child who had a candy stuck in her throat. –– VNS