- A flight attendant from Frontier Airlines helped a passenger in unexpected labour deliver her new bundle of joy successfully
- Diana Giraldo led the woman, whose baby came mid-flight, to the back of the lavatory and helped her give birth
- Captain Chris Nye praised Diana for being "exemplary" and "calm" during the process and appreciated his crew for working together
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American ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced on social media that one of their crew members assisted a woman in labour, giving birth mid-flight.
The airline was on its way from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport when the passenger got into unexpected labour.
Flight attendant Diana Giraldo's task
Flight attendant Diana Giraldo led the woman to the back lavatory as she assisted her in the delivery.
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Captain Chris Nye charged his first officer with the command of the airport while he coordinated a diversion to Pensacola Airport in Florida, where paramedics waited for them.
Frontier Airlines captain hails flight attendant
The captain showered Diana with praises for her prowess in assisting the passenger in delivering successfully.
'Exemplary' and 'calm' were the words Captain Chris Nye used for flight attendant Diana Giraldo’s heroic task of delivering a baby recently mid-flight.
The baby couldn’t wait, so the early and unexpected labour took place on a flight from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport (MCO). Diana helped the mother to the back lavatory and assisted the mother in giving birth," read past of the post.
Frontier Airlines captain hails crew
He celebrated his entire crew for their unity in ensuring a newborn was delivered successfully on the aircraft.
"The mum opted to name the baby's middle name Sky since she was born on our mother and daughter plane tail, Luna and Lilly the Wolves.
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Way to go, Team Frontier! ," read the other part of the Facebook post.
Hero of the Week: Durban Metro Cop Helps Deliver Baby on Street
In related news, Briefly News reported that a Durban-based Metro Police officer was being praised all over social media for his selfless and heroic act. Ashley Deidricks managed to deliver a baby on a pavement in the Durban CBD.
Diedricks had reportedly been performing work duties when a colleague called him to assist a woman in labour. Diedricks used to work in the fire department and this was not the first time he had to bring a new life into the world.
According to eThekwini Metro Police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad, Diedricks had worked as a paramedic in the fire department so he had prior experience with delivering babies. Nevertheless, his act is truly something to make anyone proud of being South African.
Source: Briefly News