MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota woman who was flying from Philadelphia to Atlanta went into labor, causing the flight she was on to make an emergency landing in North Carolina.

According to a report from the CBS affiliate in Greensboro, Shaniqua Cherry was on American Airlines flight 611 when her water broke.

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“My contractions were pretty bad leaving Philadelphia,” she said. “I was just praying that I would land in Atlanta.”

The plane made an emergency landing at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

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Not long after — in the ambulance ride, actually — Cherry gave birth to a 7-pound baby girl, Nyla Lulu.

Cherry is in the process of moving from Minnesota to Atlanta, the report said.

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After dropping off Cherry, the flight made it to Atlanta on time, according to American Airlines.

(credit: CBS Newspath)

(credit: CBS Newspath)