NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a flight to New York from Jordan, airport officials said.
It happened over the Atlantic aboard Royal Jordanian Flight J261 at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Sources: Ex-Boyfriend Gunned Down Lizbeth Mass While She Was Working At Construction Site On City Island
A nurse and doctor on the flight helped deliver the baby, Joe Pentangelo, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said.
The baby weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces.READ MORE: New Jersey Ranked 48th In List Of Best States In The U.S.
The mother and baby were taken to Jamaica Hospital after the aircraft landed at John F. Kennedy Airport around 7:30 p.m., Pentangelo said. Both appeared to be in good health.
The woman is a citizen of Jordan and was traveling alone, Pentangelo said.MORE NEWS: New York Philharmonic Performs At The Shed As Part Of New York PopsUp Series
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