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Plane makes emergency landing at S.C. airport after baby born mid-flight

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — An airplane had a to make an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday after a baby was born mid-flight.

Southwest Airlines Flight 556 was traveling from Philadelphia to Orlando when the mother went into labor, WCSC reports. The onboard medical staff was able to quickly assist with the delivery, according to Melissa Ford, a spokesperson for Southwest.

As soon as the flight landed in Charleston, emergency medical personnel took the mother and the baby to a local hospital.

AL.com reporter Izzy Gould was on the airplane when the baby was born. He said the crew did a great job. You can hear the baby crying in the background of his video.

After the quick stop, the plane arrived in Orlando just over an hour behind schedule, WLTX reports.