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.READ MORE: Grandma, 102, Attends Both Grandsons' Football Game After Recovering From COVID
“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.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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.MORE NEWS: Pottery Studio In Hutchinson Nationally Recognized For COVID Comeback Story
After dropping off Cherry, the flight made it to Atlanta on time, according to American Airlines.