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Baby's first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

9 months 2 weeks 54 minutes ago Monday, December 05 2016 Dec 5, 2016 December 05, 2016 11:53 AM December 05, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.

Airline spokeswoman Melissa Ford tells local news outlets that Flight 556 was on its way from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, on Sunday when a woman went into labor.

Ford says medical personnel who were on the flight helped with the delivery, and the family was taken to an area hospital when the plane landed.

Officials say the flight and the remaining passengers arrived in Orlando just over an hour behind schedule.

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