Passenger goes into labor in-flight, delivers baby boy

A Jetstar plane taxis on the tarmac at International Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, Indonesia in July 2007. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

When JetStar Asia flight 583 arrived in Myanmar last Friday, one more person got off than had boarded.

According to the airline, a passenger went into labor during a regularly scheduled flight from Singapore to Yangon. With the help of a team of doctors, the flight crew was able to successfully deliver a baby boy after the aircraft landed.



Weighing in at six pounds seven ounces, the boy -- aptly named Saw Jet Star -- is the first baby to be born on a JetStar Asia flight.

Both Saw and his mother mother are in good health.

The airline has provided Saw's family with over $700 worth of baby supplies.
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