Cabin crew helps mom give birth mid-flight

12/7/2009 | Idaho Statesman (Boise), The · ABC News

Flight attendant Lisa Hamm says her "training kicked in" when a passenger on Southwest Airlines Flight 441 announced that she was going into labor. The plane, en route to Salt Lake City, became an impromptu maternity ward as Hamm and her colleagues rounded up a doctor, two nurses and supplies for the delivery, which took place in the rear galley. Ten minutes later, when the baby was delivered safely about 100 miles north of Denver, passengers applauded. "That's the best emergency I've ever had," said First Officer Seth Koppenhaver.

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