Woman gives birth in flight…abandons baby?

There’s a little controversy brewing over in New Zealand, where authorities are trying to figure out whether a woman who gave birth on a flight from Samoa to Auckland left her baby on board the plane intentionally.

Reports differ. Some say the mother abandoned the newborn and walked off the plane. Others say she tried to go back to the plane for the baby (so, presumably, she merely forgot about it).

This happened on a Pacific Blue airline flight today.

It’s also not known whether any of the crew noticed that the woman was in labor or had given birth. All the New Zealand Press Association says is that “the baby was found on the aircraft” after landing.

Both mother and child are recovering at an Auckland hospital as the investigation continues.

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