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Baby Born During Flight on Southwest Airlines; Mom and Newborn Fine

By    |   Tuesday, 09 Dec 2014 07:16 PM

A baby was born in midair during a Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Phoenix on Tuesday.

Passengers aboard Flight 623 didn’t realize the woman was in labor until they heard the baby boy crying, The Los Angeles Times reported. The father called a flight attendant for help, and a doctor and nurse who where on board the plane came to assist.

The woman remained seated while she delivered the baby, which is her second. A pair of beauty scissors lent by a female passenger was used to cut the umbilical cord, the newspaper reported.

The plane made an emergency landing in Los Angeles. Paramedics transported mother and child to an area hospital, where they were in good condition, the Times said.

Passenger Ken Marshall, who was seated two rows in front of the mother, told the Times about being surprised by the midflight birth: “It was very shocking,” he said.

The remaining 111 passengers were moved to another airplane to continue their flight after a two-and-a-half hour delay, CNN reported.

In 2009, a similar story unfolded when a baby was born during a flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City.

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