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Mother Takes Off On A Plane Accidentally Leaving Her Baby At The Airport And I Don’t Understand

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I really have no words.

So, a mother left her baby at an airport (allegedly). She boarded a plane, got nice and comfortable in her seat, and the plane took off.

I mean … is that something you just forget?

The mother, whose name we don’t know, was on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight bound for Kuala Lampur when she happened to notice her baby wasn’t with her.

Mid flight, she started telling the cabin crew that she left her bundle of joy sitting at King Abdul Aziz International Airport.

The baby was left, hanging out in the boarding area.

I have so many questions.

Of course, the first question being HOW DO YOU LEAVE YOUR BABY AT THE AIRPORT?

I mean, she went through the whole ritual of getting on the plane, strapping herself in the seat, and leaving the fricking airport by way of the sky.

How distracted was she?

Did the ground crew not notice an infant left alone at the gate?

That must be one quiet baby to not grab the attention of personnel.

This caused all sorts of commotion between the flight crew and ground control. They had to make the decision to turn the plane, I’m guessing full of people, back to its original destination.

In a now viral video, the plane can be heard talking to the ATC operators from where they took off. You can listen as the ground personnel, confused, asks, “Sir, confirm. You are returning back to (the) gate?”

The ATC operators were left scrambling to figure if there was protocol for such a strange request. They didn’t know exactly how to handle the mom’s mistake. Eventually, the plane was allowed to come back to the departing airport.

Kudos to the pilot for showing such compassion, and making the hard decision to turn the entire plane around for this unusual “emergency.”

But, again I have to scratch my head and ask, HOW DO YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILD BEHIND AT AN AIRPORT?

You can watch the video below and decide for yourself.

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  1. Well I have a similar incident one time I took my 1 month old baby to the clinic and then I left the baby with the nurse and I went to get an appointment at the counter then I get out the building get into the bus when I was at least 10 minutes away I put my arms on top of my belly then I realize that I’m not pregnant no more and remember that I leave my baby girl with the nurse, I get down the bus and I take another bus to go back then I get to the clinic and the nurse was there taking to my baby then she said she just wake up and I was taking to her she is a good baby … off curse I don’t mention nothing to her I say thank you for watching my baby then I get my baby and walk away so nervous and start to cry I also say sorry to my baby and hug her and kiss her. Things happen and that doesn’t mean I’m a bad mom I just have to many problems and I was alone trying to raise 7 kids alone my daddy’s baby go away when I was 3 months pregnant… but I’m happy my baby girl is 22 years old now and she’s a professional she’s a partner with her boyfriend in a solar Panel Company and she’s very successful and happy. I thanks God that I have all my 7 kids and I raise them buy myself and they are a great man’s and woman’s .

  2. My Mom an Dad left me at the airport once.
    But only I was 18 an being sent to boot camp. Later on they told me they just laughed an laughed all the way home.

  3. My mom and dad forgot me at a daycare center when I was a baby (1968)! They had left me, my older sister and older brother there while out with friends and when they came to pick us up, my mom said my brother and sister ran up to them all excited that they scooped them up and left…. half way home, my mom screamed “We forgot Claudia!” so they drove back and got me. I was an infant and still in the crib – so I guess it was my fault! HA HA! Needless to say, I NEVER let my parents forget that story and they owe me for life!

  4. That’s just fng ridiculous…not to mention inconceivable!! I cannot imagine leaving ur baby behind…and actually forgetting ur innocent, helpless infant behind. OMG!

  5. I bet she didn’t leave that cell phone! This isn’t normal and something just isn’t right with her.

  6. I want to know the outcome of this. Was the child still there? Was it at the Police department? What happened??? When my kids were small (under 3) I travelled with them from California to Kentucky. I never left anything at the airport, especially the kids.

  7. I was a single mom from the time my daughters was 2 weeks old until she was 13 and we traveled a lot and not one time did I leave my daughter behind. Yes I was stressed out, hurt, health issues from birth and had post partum but never took my eyes off my daughter.

  8. I have 4 kids never forgot any of them anywhere and when we traveled was even more cautious of where my kid’s were. Where was this child before she boarded ghat she could get on a plane and not realize her baby wasn’t with her.

  9. I think it can be so easily done! Poor mother. The stick she will receive from the perfect parents movement.

    1. @Jaimie Elton, I have 6 kids and 3 are grown and moved out. I’m by far a perfect mom and it’s not that easy and you’re a moron just like this mom.

    2. No I don’t think it’s so easily done, barring mental challenges or substance abuse. You don’t out down your baby and get in a plane.

    3. @Jaimie Elton, I have to agree. My friend and I went shopping one afternoon and we had her son with us who normally at that time would have been with his dad but for some reason this day, he was not. We got to the store got out went in and shopped around for a little bit before she realized we had left him in the car. Luckily it wasn’t very long that he was left and it did not end tragically. We were both devastated, a woman that had parked near by us saw what was going on and came over. She was super understanding and made us feel less terrible for what had happened. I think people forget that when your sleep deprived your brain does not function as it normally would.

    4. I bet she was exhausted and only she knows what else she was dealing with! I pray that she gives herself mercy and accepts that we are human and make mistakes. Much love to get and her baby! ?

    5. @Jaimie Elton, that is exactly what I am reading there. The perfect movement is slashing and burning without mercy.

  10. My husband and i totally left our newborn son on the ticketing counter of Newark Airport! Halfway down the concourse we realized we left him. It’s real people!!!! He is now a pilot!

  11. I just have questions because when she boarded it should’ve showed she had an infant with her, the agent didn’t ask her then where’s her baby?
    Then also the flight attendants didn’t ask because I’m sure the count was off?
    On top of it the mom was that stressed out?
    Praise God the baby is ok but mom may need to be checked for postpartum it’s damn sure a real thing!!!

  12. It is easy to ask this question, ‘how could she FORGET her baby at the airport!’. But being a mom, one will know that there are tonnes of things running through her mind. The mom may be sleep deprived because her baby didn’t sleep well the previous night, or she must be disturbed due to some family issue, or the couple must have had an argument before leaving for the airport, or any other reason.
    We must remember that it is not easy to care for a baby single handed.
    So let’s not judge the momma. Give her some leverage. She must be so anxious and scared of what she has done.

    1. @Hazel being a mother myself and traveling with my infant daughter, she was the first thing on my mind no matter what. Okay I have heard of some people forgetting their child in the car or whatever, but getting on the plane buckle your seat belt, in mid flight she realized? The issue was the nanny wasn’t with her and that was a problem. I lived overseas where this lady came from and they all had nannies who took care of the children. Most of them are too self-absorbed even care about their own kids. Sleep deprived or not, this is uncalled for. I am definitely far from being a perfect Mom, no one of the perfect mother, we all make mistakes, but this is horrible, anyone could have ran off with the baby. Parents are there to protect their children.

  13. Sure hope she was drug tested before being reunited with her baby!

  14. U are damn right u are not a mother!!!! because if u were u will absolutely know that as a mother, the lack of sleep and being tired due to taking care of a little person 24/7 can cause brain fog in some severe cases. Some people will day this is child neglect!!! I mean If you are a first time parent don’t tell me you have walked out of the door forgetting your baby a home done a lap and realizing you left your kid at home or in some cases in the car.

    1. @Diana Peck, 1st time mine and was very sleep deprived and in a mentally abusive relationship at that and nope I’ve never forgot my baby ?‍♀️

    2. @Diana Peck, NEVER HAVE I EVER!!!! I have 6 kids thank you!!

  15. I can’t believe this story is all a joke pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  16. I would have left her at the airport when we turned around for child neglect

  17. People unfortunately forget their children in their car, so it’s not all that surprising.

  18. She could’ve been having a very long and tiring day.. you get that far through the airport with perhaps a crying baby and then finally the baby goes to sleep and you’re so caught up with anxiety and not hearing the baby that you accidentally forgot the baby after being in a rush all day… things happen it could’ve been that it was unintentional.

  19. I think the issue is very clear. She intended to leave the baby behind but she changed her mind. Call it remorse, call it fear of situations she will have to face!

    1. @ibrahim, THIS is EXACTLY what I thought!!