A passenger recorded an overhead announcement informing passengers of the birth, as well as an outpouring of applause for the mother and a crew of medics getting on the plane to assist the mother once the plane landed.
“Delta confirmed that a baby was born on the flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu on Wednesday. A doctor and nurses on the flight responded to a call for medical professionals. No other information about the birth or the baby’s family was available.”
Lavinia Mounga was travelling from Salt Lake City, Utah to Hawaii for a family trip on April 28 when she delivered a baby boy suddenly, according to People. She had no idea she was pregnant, and by chance, a physician and a team of nurse practitioners were also on board and assisted in the delivery of the premature infant.
Raymond is the boy’s name, and he was born at just 29 weeks.