A heavily pregnant Taiwanese woman who dramatically gave birth on a packed passenger plane allegedly sneaked onto the flight so she could have the baby in the US. Incredible footage emerged earlier this month showing the woman, known only as Jian, delivering the baby girl on a China Airlines flight from Taipei to Los Angeles.
Jian went into labour at 30,000 feet, prompting panicked staff to appeal to passengers for medical help. Luckily, a doctor was on board the aircraft and was able to assist in the baby’s delivery. The flight was forced to divert to Anchorage, Alaska, so the new mother could get medical treatment and be sent to a hospital.
However, it has now been claimed Taiwanese citizen Jian wanted her child to be born on US soil so they would qualify for automatic citizenship.She allegedly refused to lie flat to give birth and kept asking “are we in America yet?”
Jian was separated from her child on Saturday after the newborn was awarded US citizenship, the news site claims. The mother was deported back to Taiwan but the baby girl remains in America with a family friend as she is too young to fly.Taiwan’s Minister of Transport and Communications Chen Jian-yu said the diversion and extra costs incurred came to more than £21,000 and the company want Jian to pay it back.