ORLANDO, Fla. – Frontier Airlines posted a photo of a baby recently delivered mid-flight on a plane heading to Orlando in a widely-shared social media post.
Diana Giraldo, a flight attendant on the plane, helped the mother to the back lavatory and assisted her in giving birth, the airline said.
Chris Nye, the captain of the plane, said Giraldo was “exemplary” and “calm.”
“Diana again went above and beyond after the completion of the flight to coordinate our return to Orlando,” Nye said.
According to Nye, dispatchers had the plane make a stop in Pensacola.
“The whole crew really did a great job. I transferred controls and flying duties to my First Officer as I coordinated the diversion,” Nye said. “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.”