Jordanian woman gives birth on flight to New York
New York (AP) — Airport officials say a 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a flight bound to New York from Jordan.
A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a nurse and doctor on the flight helped deliver the baby.
Spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the baby weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces.
The birth happened over the Atlantic aboard Royal Jordanian Flight J261 at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Pentangelo says the mother and baby were taken to a hospital after the aircraft landed at John F Kennedy Airport around 7:30 pm He says they appeared in good health.
He says the woman is a citizen of Jordan and was travelling alone.