in-flight birth

Woman Gives Birth Over Atlantic During Flight From Ghana to U.S.

In a statement, United Airlines said its crew "acted quickly" to help ensure the delivery could be carried out safely on Flight 997

Woman holding her baby boy born on flight
Nancy Adobea Anane

It was an air delivery like no other.

A woman gave birth over the weekend to a baby boy thousands of feet above the Atlantic during a United Airlines flight from Ghana to the U.S.

In a statement, United Airlines said its crew had "acted quickly" to help ensure the delivery could be carried out safely on Flight 997, which left Accra, Ghana, on Saturday and landed at the Washington Dulles International Airport early Sunday morning.

"We were especially thrilled to see the plane land with one extra, especially beautiful, customer onboard," the airline said.

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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