Woman who gave birth on plane deported from US without her baby

A woman who delivered her daughter on a flight to the US has been deported without her child

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by Fiona Day |
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A new mum made headlines last week after she went into labour during a flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles.

Her contractions started 6 hours into the 19 hour flight, forcing air stewards to appeal for help from passengers.

Luckily, a doctor was on hand to deliver the baby girl at 30,000 feet.

The plane was diverted to Alaska where border controls were forced to question the mother once she received medical attention.

Now it has been revealed that the woman- known only as Jian- has been deported.

The baby is in the care of a family friend (stock image)
The baby is in the care of a family friend (stock image)

The new mum’s baby girl is currently staying with a family friend in the US as she is still too young to travel.

It is not know when- or if- the baby will be reunited with her mother.

Chen Jian-yu, Taiwan’s Minister of Transport and Communications, revealed to China.com.cn that the diversion of the plane to Alaska cost the company £21,000 and they allegedly want the new mum to pay back the expenses.

According to witnesses, authorities told passengers that many women make the journey later in their pregnancy in order to give birth in the US.

This gives them different legal entitlements when it comes to applying for a Visa.

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