From CBS2 Chicago:
A 42-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy girl late Wednesday aboard a plane destined for O’Hare International Airport from Mexico, officials said Thursday.
The birth on the Mexicana Airlines plane came nearly an hour before the midnight landing, airport spokeswoman Wendy Abrams said.
The baby, a Mexican citizen, is eligible for U.S. citizenship if born over U.S. airspace. By the way, isn’t this why pregnant women aren’t supposed to fly after x-y-z-whatever months? Turns out one of the passengers was a doctor. Do we smell a sitcom plot?
“There was a doctor who happened to be flying who also happened to be an obstetrician-gynecologist,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado said. “So she couldn’t have been in better hands.”
“The people on board the aircraft — they were cheering and clapping and congratulating her as we exited the aircraft,” paramedic Al Trigl told CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicago.”
Well, ain’t that some human interest. We wonder if they charged her for an upgrade. —MEGHANN MARCO
Baby Born On Plane Headed For Chicago [CBS 2 Chicago]