Special Delivery On Delta Flight

A Delta Air Lines flight from Munich had to make an emergency stopover in North Carolina when one of its passengers went into premature labor and two passengers who were doctors delivered the baby.

Delta Flight 131 was traveling Wednesday afternoon to Atlanta and was in the air near Washington when a woman about 32 to 36 weeks pregnant went into labor during the afternoon -- prompting an emergency stop in Charlotte.

Fortunately, there were two doctors on board the 192-passenger
plane, including Doctor Robert Vincent, a pediatric cardiologist with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and a cardiologist from Savannah. They delivered the baby girl successfully.

Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton called the delivery "a heroic effort by our flight attendant crew and our customers on board who were fortunately doctors."


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