Video: Baby born at 37,000 feet

updated 6/3/2008 11:05:34 AM ET 2008-06-03T15:05:34

A premature baby is expected to stay at Lourdes Medical Center for several weeks after being born on a Korean Air Lines flight.

Jadan Brown was delivered last Wednesday by his father Larry, a trained emergency medical worker, and a Korean surgeon who happened to be onboard the flight from the Philippines to New York City, the hospital said Monday.

"I really didn't have time to think about what was happening," Larry Brown, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, told the hospital.

Brown's wife Jacel was about seven months into her pregnancy when she started to go into labor in the middle of the 14-hour flight.

The baby was born on the floor of the plane's galley at about 37,000 feet above northern Canada, the hospital said.

Jadan Brown weighed less than 3 pounds. He was stabilized at a New York hospital after the plane landed, and was transported to Lourdes late Thursday.

Dr. Sherrilynn Parrish, an obstetrician at Lourdes, said Monday that the baby and mother are doing well.

"This is really remarkable — especially since the baby was so premature," Parrish said.

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments