Jordan woman gives birth on flight to New York

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl aboard a flight from Jordan to New York, according to airport officials.

The incident took place on Royal Jordanian Flight J261 on Tuesday around 5 p.m.

A spokesman for the Port Authority said a nurse and doctor on board helped deliver the 6 pound, 5 ounce baby. Joe Pentangelo said the plane landed at John F. Kennedy airport 7:30 p.m. and the mother and child were both taken to a nearby hospital.

Both the mother and child appeared to be in good health.

The mother is a citizen of Jordan and was traveling to New York unaccompanied.