Spirit Airlines Flight diverted after woman gives birth midair

On June 22th, a flight of Spirit Airlines was diverted to New Orleans due to the birth of a baby on board. Cristina Penton boarded Flight 971 from  Fort Lauderdale to Dallas with her 11- and 12-year-old kids. The woman, 36 weeks pregnant alerted the flight attendants when the contractions started and they went into action with the help of a pediatrician and nurse that were also on the aircraft. “A baby being born during a flight is very rare, but our flight attendants are trained to handle medical emergencies in flight and…

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