The unnamed 32-weeks pregnant woman was flying from her home country of Taiwan to Los Angeles with China Airlines when she went into labour.
According to reports, when her water broke six hours into the 19-hour flight, panicked staff called for medical assistance on the flight. Fortunately, a doctor responded and was able to successfully deliver the baby girl while being filmed.
Amira Rajput, a passenger on same flight who filmed the video praised the new mother. “The woman is tough as nails,” Amira Rajput told ABC. “People were super quiet and calm so that this woman could have a stress-free experience.”
The plane then made an emergency landing at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, where mother and daughter were taken to hospital.
The plane continued its journey to Los Angeles, after being refuelled. Both mother and child are reported to be in a good condition.The nationality of the baby girl will depend upon the birth certificate issued by the Anchorage hospital as she was born in US airspace but on-board a Republic of China aircraft.