Air Caraibes: a birth on board a flight between Paris-Orly and Fort-de-France

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Air Caraibesan airline specializing in the Antilles and Guyana, is pleased to announce the birth of a little boy, Angëllduring flight TX514 between Paris-Orly and Fort-de-France, Monday August 21. A beautiful story that she has the pleasure of sharing by bringing together last Friday all the actors of the happy event in her offices in Lamentin in Martinique.

This is the first time, in twenty years, that Air Caraibes has experienced an in-flight birth! Around 1h10 before arriving in Fort-de-France, the mother felt the signs of imminent birth. An advertisement for a doctor among the passengers by the cabin crew brought together a nurse, an intern and a medical student. The crew then organized the care of the mother: she was installed in the last row of seats of the aircraft and blankets were positioned in the form of a tent in order to isolate her. The available material is collected as well as the first aid manual from the on-board documentation.

It was at 5:55 p.m., 25 minutes before landing (Martinique time), that Angëll was born, the youngest of three children. His birth was greeted with thunderous applause and lots of emotion, from both the crew and passengers. The SAMU, notified at the start of the event, took care of the mother and the baby upon landing.

To celebrate this birth, Air Caraibes is offering the newborn one long-haul flight per year, interchangeable with the short-haul network, until they turn 18. He will be able to benefit from the same offer until he is 25 years old if he is a student.

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