A Frontier flight attendant is being praised for helping deliver a baby mid-flight on the way to Orlando, Florida. The unexpected labor happened on a plane that was on its way to Orlando from Denver.
Frontier Flight Attendant Hailed Hero For Delivering Baby Mid-Flight
Frontier says flight attendant Diana Giraldo assisted the mother into the back lavatory and stayed with her as the baby arrived.
The crew decided to land early in Pensacola, so the mom could get to a hospital.
“The baby couldn’t wait, so the early and unexpected labor took place” during the flight, Captain Chris Nye said in a post on Frontier’s Facebook page.
Nye went on to call Giraldo’s heroic task of delivering a baby recently mid-flight as “Exemplary” and “calm” were the words he used.
“Diana again went above and beyond after the completion of the flight to coordinate our return to Orlando,” Chris said.
“The whole crew really did a great job. I transferred controls and flying duties to my First Officer as I coordinated the diversion,” Chris continued.
“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!” said Chris.
“The mom 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. Way to go, Team Frontier!”
Many were quick to sing the flight attendant’s praises.
“Didn’t know plant tails had names… Lilly and Luna Wolves!! How cute! The baby names should have included both! I see the hint Frontier Airlines congratulations to all,” one user shared.
“Well done for the amazing job to the whole crew. Diana, you have always been a calm take charge person. Keep it up. Proud of you,” another commented.
Followed by, “Awe, congratulations on a healthy birth! Thank God this beautiful baby was born okay during the flight!”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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