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New Mother Gives Birth On Flight To JFK

Baby Born On Plane

A 17-year-old mother from Angola gave birth to a baby boy on a flight from South Africa to JFK Airport this weekend. (Credit: R. Jamahl Winters/Facebook/CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport this weekend with an extra passenger.

A baby was born several hours into the flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, to JFK, CBS 2 reported.

Lucky for the mother – Fatawmatt Kaba, 17, of Angola – two doctors were onboard when she gave birth on the South African Airways flight Saturday, according to a New York Daily News report.

Emergency medical technicians delivered Kaba and her newborn son – Mamel Joella – to Jamaica Hospital as soon as the plane landed, the newspaper reported.

The flight was about four hours into its 16-hour trip, and 38,000 feet in the air over West Africa, at the time Kaba gave birth, according to the newspaper. The baby will not be a U.S. citizen, since he was not born in U.S. airspace, the paper reported.

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