Child born on this flight. Happened over Canada, so now one new Canadian citizen.
By The Associated Press
BOSTON - There were 124 passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 59 when it left the Netherlands - but there were 125 when it landed in Boston.
A spokesman for Logan International Airport says a woman went into labour and gave birth to an apparently healthy baby girl over the Atlantic on Wednesday.
Phil Orlandella says a doctor and a paramedic who were on the flight assisted in the birth.
He says the plane landed without incident about 10:30 a.m., and the mother and baby were immediately taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Orlandella says he does not know the mother’s nationality, but for customs’ purposes the baby was considered a Canadian citizen because she was born over Canada’s airspace.