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    Moderator Matt Molnar's Avatar
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    Baby Born While On Approach to JFK

    From today's Daily News:

    Baby is flying high after onboard birth

    This is one crying infant who was actually welcome aboard a plane.

    A baby boy was born on a British West Indies Airways flight from Trinidad to New York this week, with an assist from a midwife who helped deliver the child several thousand feet in the air.

    Baby Bwee - whose name comes from the airline's nickname - arrived at 2 a.m. Tuesday, just 15 minutes before Flight 500 touched down at Kennedy Airport.

    "The son has a very healthy appetite," said BWIA spokeswoman Dionne Ligoure. "All that flying must have made him very hungry."

    She said the flight crew and midwife, Phyllis Robinson, who was traveling on her own, sprang into action when Candy Midtlyng, 33, went into in-flight labor.

    "There was a real sense of joy once there was a cry from the baby," Ligoure said. "This really doesn't happen too often."

    Midtlyng and Baby Bwee checked out of Jamaica Hospital in Queens yesterday, a hospital spokesman said.

    Midtlyng is a Trinidad-born U.S. resident. The baby will be entitled to apply for U.S. citizenship, said Shawn Saucier, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    Jose Martinez

    Originally published on July 21, 2005
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    JFK should rename the Outer Marker for 22L to the baby's name as it was the approach the BWA 737 took to JFK. It will have to have 5 letters though. :)

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    Senior Member cancidas's Avatar
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    traffic two o'clock two miles southbound flight of four C-130s
    senga, how about BEWWE... lol...

    in all seriousness, this is why most airlines discourace pregnant women to fly in the final trimester of pregnancy. airline cabin crews are not trained nor equipped to handle a childbirth inflight. thankfully, in this case there was someone who knew what to do.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Happens more frequently than you might believe. I shot an inbound Egypt Air 777 a couple months ago where a baby was born on board just a few minutes before she landed. I tried to locate the parents to give them a pic of the plane, but couldn't find them.



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