Newborn Is Mile-High Miracle

Baby born on flight from Hong Kong to Australia named for ocean and air
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Aug 28, 2008 2:13 PM CDT
A 6-pound premature baby was born on a Cathay Pacific Airways flight from Hong Kong to Australia.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – An Indian newborn can claim his birthplace is miles in the sky after his mother gave birth during a flight from Hong Kong to Australia yesterday, the AP reports. Four doctors helped deliver the premature 6-pound boy. Mom—who was flying for the first time ever to reunite with her hubby—and baby were admitted safely into a hospital after the plane was diverted.

"Maybe we have created some history we won't forget for the rest of our lives," the 29-year-old mother told the Northern Territory News, adding that she had named the baby Pawan-deep, meaning "ocean and air."