Flight from Philly Diverted After Passenger Gives Birth on Board

A flight from Philadelphia bound for Orlando, Florida, was diverted Sunday after a passenger gave birth on board.

Southwest Airlines Flight 556 took off from Philly International Airport and was headed to Orlando International Airport when a woman on board went into labor, according to an airline spokesperson. Medical personnel who were on the flight helped with the baby’s delivery and the plane was diverted to Charleston, South Carolina.

Once the plane landed, emergency medical technicians transported the parents and the baby to an area hospital. The flight and its 132 passengers then continued to Orlando.

A Philadelphia native who was on board the flight recorded the baby crying and posted the video on Twitter.

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