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Frontier flight attendant delivers baby mid-flight heading to Orlando

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    ORLANDO (WESH) — A flight attendant from Frontier is in the spotlight for helping deliver a baby mid-flight on the way to Orlando.

The early and unexpected labor took place on a plane that was on its way to Orlando from Denver.

Frontier says flight attendant Diana Giraldo helped 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.

According to the airline, the mom told them she chose the middle name “Sky” for her newborn daughter.

“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!” said Captain Chris Nye.

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