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Woman Gives Birth on Flight to New York

July 21, 2005

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) _ A woman gave birth on a flight from Trinidad to New York with the help of flight attendants and a midwife who was a passenger, an airline official said Wednesday.

The baby boy was born about 10 minutes before flight BW500 landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Tuesday, BWIA airlines spokeswoman Dionne Ligoure said.

Paramedics took the mother and baby to a hospital, where they were in good health, Ligoure said.

The mother was identified as Candy Midtlyng, a Trinidad-born U.S. resident. The baby would be entitled to apply for U.S. citizenship, said Shawn Saucier, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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