30/08/2012 13:58 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Baby Born In Plane Toilet Is Named After Emirates Airline Emergency Code!

Baby boy born in plane toilet is named after Emirates airline emergency code! Gulf News

A baby boy is recovering in hospital after being born in an airplane loo.

The little lad was born thousands of feet in the air during a flight from Dubai to Manila.

The plane made an emergency landing following the birth, and the boy's parents have named their new arrival 'EK', which is the Emirates airline code for 'emergency treatment.'

EK was born at 27 weeks, and was delivered by two Filipino nurses who were on the flight.

"I was sitting beside them," Karen Caballes-Santos, one of the two nurses told Gulf News. "When I saw the mother walking toward the toilet, she seemed to be in pain. The father was restless, walking back and forth, nearly in tears, so I offered to help. He was in a cyanotic condition due to lack of oxygen.

"I told the mother, 'your baby is alive, don't worry.'"

The cabin crew posed the above photo following the emergency landing in Vietnam. Before the landing, the crew kept EK warm with two LED reading lamps attached to the passenger seats.

EK and his mum were taken to hospital. Mum has since been released, but little EK is still being treated as he was so premature.

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