Jordan woman gives birth over Atlantic

//Jordan woman gives birth over Atlantic

Jordan woman gives birth over Atlantic

By | 2015-01-21T22:21:52+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Middle East|0 Comments

NEW YORK: A woman gave birth to a baby girl over the Atlantic on a flight to New York from Jordan, a US airport official said Wednesday. The 33-year-old woman was assisted by a nurse and doctor who happened to be on board Royal Jordanian flight J261 when she went into labor.
The little girl was born at around 5:30 p.m. New York time on Tuesday, while the plane was cruising over the Atlantic, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “From what the doctor said, it was a fairly straight forward delivery,” he said. The baby weighs more than six pounds.
The Dreamliner landed at Kennedy Airport following a journey of 11 and a half hours. Mother and baby were taken to a nearby hospital. The woman is Jordanian and was traveling alone.