Southwest Flight Forced To Land After In-Flight Entertainment Turns Out To Be A Live Birth

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City was forced to land in Denver this morning, after a passenger on the flight surprised everyone by producing a baby in mid-air.

“We were fortunate to have a couple of doctors on board, and a couple of nurses as well,” [airline spokesman] Chris Mainz said.

The mom was moved to the back galley where she was assisted in giving birth, Mainz said.

“This is not the first time a baby has been born on a flight,” Mainz said, “but it doesn’t happen every day.”

Our tipster Lareign adds, “Sadly, a passenger had to be bumped mid-flight to make up for the extra person.”

“Southwest plane lands at DIA after in-flight birth” [Denver Post] (Thanks to Lareign!)