A baby was born on a plane three hours before it landed at Kennedy Airport Tuesday, officials say.
The mother, 32-year-old Vera Jaber, gave birth to the baby girl on Royal Jordanian flight 261 at 5:35 p.m., according to the Port Authority, which oversees the area airports.
The plane landed at about 8:20 p.m., and Jaber, of Jordan, and her baby daughter were taken to Jamaica Hospital by Port Authority Police Department ambulance.
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It wasn't clear how far along Jaber was in her pregnancy. Both mother and daughter were said to be doing well.
-- Ida Siegal and Pei-Sze Cheng contributed to this report.