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(Neb.) - Plane lands in North Platte for pregnant passenger

By: John Thayer Posted at: 04/18/2012 08:09 AM
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - A plane had to make an emergency landing in North Platte because a pregnant passenger needed to get to a hospital.
SkyWest Airlines spokesman Rob Brewer said that the woman went into labor Tuesday while the plane was en route from Kansas City, Mo., to Salt Lake City.
The SkyWest plane, which was officially Delta flight 4781, arrived in North Platte at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday with 62 passengers.
The woman was taken by ambulance to Great Plains Regional Medical Center, and the plane continued on to its destination about an hour after it landed.
The woman was released from the hospital late Tuesday. A hospital spokesman declined Wednesday to provide any details about her case, so it wasn't immediately clear whether she gave birth.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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