Mom Gives Birth on Plane, Names Baby After Airline

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By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2016 12:44 PM CDT
Mom Gives Birth on Plane, Names Baby After Airline
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, left, dwarfs a Jetstar budget airplane as it prepares for takeoff in Singapore.   (AP Photo/Stefen Chow)

A pregnant woman went into labor on a Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Burma last Friday ... and named the baby after the airline, BuzzFeed reports. "We're most pleased to announce that a baby boy, named Saw Jet Star, was delivered safely onboard 3K583 by a team of doctors and the crew after the flight landed in Yangon," the airline announced in a Facebook post this week. "The baby boy weighed six pounds, seven ounces and is the FIRST baby to be delivered on a Jetstar Asia flight."

Three doctors who happened to be on the flight helped the mom, and the airline says other passengers applauded when the baby was safely delivered. Both mom and baby are doing well, and Jetstar donated $1,000 worth of baby items to Jet Star. "Our crew are trained to respond to all kinds of events on our aircraft, and we’re proud of the way they assisted with the help of generous doctors onboard to ensure the safe delivery of our youngest ever passenger," the airline says in a statement. (More uplifting news stories.)

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