Aviation

“Heroic” flight attendant comes to the rescue as woman gives birth on Frontier Airlines flight

A passenger aboard a Frontier Airlines flight gave birth to a healthy baby in the toilet, according to a Facebook post from the airline.

The passenger went into early labour on a flight from Denver to Orlando on 17 May, the post said.

Frontier Airlines flight attendant Diana Giraldo assisted the passenger into the lavatory and helped deliver the baby.

Captain Chris Nye, the pilot of the aircraft, said in a statement that the plane diverted course to Florida’s Pensacola Airport, but then continued to Orlando after the mother when the mother and baby could disembark with the assistance of medical personnel.

“The whole crew really did a great job,” Nye said in a comment that was shared on Frontier’s Facebook post.

“Dispatch did a great job as well by suggesting Pensacola Airport and getting a gate and paramedics ready for us.

“This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an aircraft!”

The baby’s name and gender are yet to be shared publicly, although the mother did reveal that the baby’s middle-name is Sky due to the unusual circumstances of the new-born’s arrival.

This isn’t the only baby born in the air in recent years.

Channel 7 reported that in May 2021, a woman went into labour on board a flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu.

However, this time a flight attendants heroism was not needed as there was a doctor and three NICU nurses on board, all of whom jumped into action.



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