Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for Logan International Airport, said a woman went into labor and gave birth to an apparently healthy 6 1/2 pound baby girl over the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday during the eight-hour flight.
Orlandella said a doctor and a paramedic who were on the flight assisted in the birth. He said the plane landed without incident at about 10:30 a.m., and mother and baby, named Sasha, were immediately taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.
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According to the Boston Globe, the mother was a Ugandan woman, but Orlandella said for customs' purposes the baby was considered a Canadian citizen because she was born over Canada's airspace.