Baby on board! Plane makes emergency landing in Ireland
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 16:23
A passenger jet bound for the US was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Ireland when a woman went into labour less than an hour after take-off yesterday.
The Delta Airlines flight crew declared a medical emergency while the plane, en route to Atlanta from Amsterdam, was over Blackpool, England.
The transatlantic jet, carrying 230 passengers and crew, was diverted to Shannon Airport so the woman could be taken to hospital.
There were fears the woman would give birth on the plane because her contractions were getting ‘closer’, according to a report in The Clare Herald.
The Boeing 767-300 landed safely and was met by paramedics, who assessed the woman and then rushed her to University Maternity Hospital Limerick by ambulance.
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