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In this image made from video, officials and workers stand by a Jet Airways plane which skidded off runway at Goa International Airport in Goa, western India, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. India's Jet Airways says 12 passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation after one of its planes veered off the runway before taking off on a domestic flight in western India. (KK Productions/APTN via AP)

A baby born on a flight got free lifetime passes from the airline



An Indian airline offered a free lifetime flight pass to a baby born on a flight between Saudi Arabia and India on Sunday, CNN reported.

A JetAirways spokeswoman issued a statement saying that members of the flight crew helped deliver the baby alongside a trained paramedic who was among the passengers.

"Jet Airways commends its crew for their response and promptness that saw them successfully translate their training into life-saving action,” the spokeswoman said.

Airline officials escorted the mother and newborn to a hospital after the birth and said that they are now “doing well,” according to an airline spokeswoman. 

JetAirways joins about half a dozen airlines, including Thai Airways and AirAsia, to have granted free air travel for life to those born inflight. Such births result in a passport that reads "holder born on an airplane," according to CNN.

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