A baby boy has been delivered mid-flight in the US, coincidentally on a plane named "Born To Be Blue".
The drama happened on JetBlue's flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Giving storks a day off. With mom’s okay, we’d like to rename “Born To Be Blue” after our newest baby blue and our youngest customer ever. More baby shower gifts to come! #AirBorn https://t.co/h7tQRY0lwn— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) February 16, 2019
Emergency services met the flight.
What an amazing coincidence our brand NEW #BabyBlue born at #BornToBeBlue aircraft @JetBlue @HelloJetBlue Thank you to our amazing IF crew and Angie AO Leader for suprising and delight this new mom!#Culturepic 🛫 👶 pic.twitter.com/807iDKNjcD— Y. Ramos (@YQRamos) February 16, 2019
JetBlue has now offered to rename the plane in honour of the newborn, subject to the mother's approval.
"We'd like to thank the crew and medical professionals on board for their quick action under pressure, and wish the new mother and son all the best," said a JetBlue spokesperson.
The airline has also promised there were "more baby shower gifts to come", which could mean free flights for years.
A baby boy born on a plane between Saudi Arabia and India in June 2017 was promised free flights for life by Indian airline Jet Airways.
Flight 9W 569 was forced to divert to Mumbai after a woman went into premature labour on what would have been a five-hour flight. The airline's crew, who are trained to deliver babies, and a paramedic on the flight assisted with the birth.
It used to be assumed that any baby born mid-air would be be gifted free flights for life by the airline, but in reality it is actually rare.