As you might have learned from my last post, I was working a flight from Haiti to Fort Lauderdale when a 22 year-old woman decided to give birth to a baby on board the aircraft. Well! While we are trained for such a possibility, it doesn’t happen very often. But it happened to me last week. So it’s been a little nuts around here. Between writing reports, briefing Miami Flight Service about the incident and coping with News Reporters at my front door Saturday morning, I haven’t had much time to do any writing here. But I am including the CBS 4 Miami Newscast on the incident just so you understand what happened:
It was an exciting, albeit slightly messy experience. But it was a once in a lifetime thrill. (I hope!) I am proud to have been part of the team that helped deliver this baby boy into the world and also thank Cabin Service for the great job they did “tidying up the plane” to get it back into service in record time.
After witnessing this birth, I think birds have it right; eggs are a lot neater.
June 21, 2010 at 8:56 am
Loved the post!! Yes…I do believe eggs are a bit neater for sure… “would love to have gotten this on film”
“Amniotic Encounters – With Patricia Sund”
June 21, 2010 at 9:00 am
The ironic thing was that I had my video camera with me and just didn’t have the presence of mind to dig it out!
June 21, 2010 at 9:15 am
Your story continues to amaze me! I had noooo idea how crazy your life had become when I called you! it wasn’t tip I opened up parrot nation that I knew even a little about what had happened. Love the pic as well! It’s not everyday that you see a pic of someone sitting on an engine like that. So cool!
June 21, 2010 at 11:48 am
thanks for the laugh. Birds often “have it right”.,,,,but then again….
June 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm
Congratulations! Missed your posts, but your story beats “the dog ate the paper”.
June 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm
I absolutely LOVE the picture you included with this post! And thank you for the link to the story!!! I’m going to post it on Facebook later!
June 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm
Quite amazing how things can turn your life around! Great pic. Have you heard how mum and babe are doing? Lots of love Corinne xxxxx