Passengers aboard a from Denver, Colorado, to Orlando, Florida, had to practice a bit of patience in- , as one tiny passenger was simply unable to wait.
According to a Facebook post put out by Frontier Airlines, a crew onboard a jetliner bound for had their work cut out for them. When the First Officer landed the in Florida, he did so at a different airport than what was planned, and there was a passenger onboard whose name wasn’t on the original ‘s passenger record.
As they say in aviation lingo, it was an “unlikely event,” as an expectant mother went into labor unexpectedly mid-. But where panic could have ensued, calm and order prevailed.
immediately and calmly sprang into action, as if she were a veteran obstetrician–but one who’d taken to the skies to deliver babies. Giraldo assisted the expectant mom to the back lavatory inside the and proceeded to help deliver her , a little girl.
While members of the crew, led by Diana Giraldo tended to their newly assigned obstetric duties, handed over to his First Officer so he could work to coordinate the ‘s diversion to .
“The whole crew really did a and getting a gate and paramedics ready for us. This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an .”,” Nye said. “Dispatch did a as well by suggesting
When the , paramedics were awaiting the arrival of the new mother and her infant daughter. Upon transferring both mom and to the care of paramedics on the ground, and his crew readied passengers to continue the scheduled with service to Orlando, Florida via , some 380 air miles away. landed at
Captain Nye noted that the on which the was delivered, N717FR, is Frontier’s “Lily and Luna” , also referred to as the “mother and daughter .” The tail of the features an image of a wolf mother and her pup.
Everyone on board and on the ground was delighted that mom and Park Pass Reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort today, they were even happier when their took off from the and then landed in Orlando. were doing well. But something tells us that if there were kids or kids at heart on board with
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A spokesperson for the , the new mother gave her the middle name “Sky.” said that because of the ‘s by the very capable and attentive