Taiwanese woman gives birth at 30,000 feet

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/09
By: Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A Taiwanese woman aboard a China Airlines (CAL)

File photo

File photo

plane bound for Los Angeles gave birth to a baby girl in the air Thursday, the nation’s largest air carrier confirmed Thursday.

CAL said her flight took off from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday and was scheduled to arrive in the U.S. at 8:35 p.m., Los Angeles time.

Around six hours into the flight, the woman, who was not yet 32 weeks pregnant, reported that her water had broken. Crew members immediately asked a doctor passenger to provide assistance.

The captain informed the company and asked for permission to land at the nearest airport — Anchorage — out of consideration for the safety of the woman and her baby.     [FULL  STORY]

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