WATCH: Baby born thousands of feet in the air

A woman has given birth on board a plane in the US after her baby just couldn’t wait to enter the world.

Expectant mother Cristina Penton was 36 weeks pregnant when she boarded the Spirit Airlines Flight 971 from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas/Fort Worth.

But she disembarked with some extra ‘carry on’; baby Cristoph.


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The flight was diverted to New Orleans airport and doctors met Ms Penton and her newborn.

Fellow passenger Shelley Hedgecock Starks began filming at Ms Penton’s request.

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