A Frontier Airlines flight headed to Florida landed with one extra passenger this week after a woman on board went into labor mid-flight.
Diana Giraldo jumped into action earlier this week after a baby couldn’t wait. While en route from Denver International Airport to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the flight attendant helped the mother to the back lavatory and assisted her in giving birth.
“Diana again went above and beyond after the completion of the flight to coordinate our return to Orlando,” Capt. Chris Nye said in a statement on Facebook.
“The whole crew really did a great job. I transferred controls and flying duties to my First Officer as I coordinated the diversion. Dispatch did a great job as well by suggesting Pensacola Airport and getting a gate and paramedics ready for us. This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an aircraft!” he added.
The new mom named the baby’s middle name Sky.