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Woman gives birth on plane en route to New York City

NEW YORK - Airport officials say a 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a flight bound to New York from Jordan.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a nurse and doctor on the flight helped deliver the baby.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the baby weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

The birth happened over the Atlantic aboard Royal Jordanian Flight J261 at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Pentangelo says the mother and baby were taken to a hospital after the aircraft landed at John F. Kennedy Airport around 7:30 p.m. He says they appeared in good health.

He says the woman is a citizen of Jordan and was traveling alone.

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