Passenger Gives Birth Aboard Airliner

YEREVAN, Armenia (January 12, 2013)--A woman who gave birth aboard a plane flying over Armenia named her daughter after one of the flight attendants who helped with the delivery.

The healthy baby was born Saturday, two hours before the Armavia airline flight landed in Yerevan, Armenia's capital, after a long flight from Siberia.

Flight attendant Asmik Gevondyan said she noticed that Armina Babayan, 31, appeared to be in labor and organized the delivery conducted by her and her colleagues.

"All of our crew helped to deliver the baby," Gevondyan told The Associated Press.

Babayan, who had claimed to be 6-and-a-half-months pregnant during check-in, named her first child Asmik, a local television reported.


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