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Baby born in midair on California Southwest flight

Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 09, 2014

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A baby was born in mid-air Tuesday during a Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Phoenix, CNN reports. A doctor and nurse helped with the birth, which occurred shortly after takeoff.

More than 100 people were on board Southwest 623, a single-aisle 737 jet.

The flight was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport. The remaining passengers were flown to Phoenix after a 2 hour delay. They got a new plane.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern or email him at