VIDEO: Palm Bay Doctor Helps Deliver Baby On Plane Traveling From Philadelphia To Orlando

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Dr. Bhasker Patel of Palm Bay

ABOVE VIDEO: Full interview with Dr. Bhasker Patel by WFTV. Dr. Patel of Palm Bay was on his way home to Central Florida when he found himself in the middle on an in-flight emergency.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A pregnant woman was on a Southwest Airlines flight to Orlando on Sunday when she went into labor.

Airline spokeswoman Melissa Ford said that Flight 556 was on its way from Philadelphia to Orlando on Sunday when a woman went into labor.

Luckily, there was a doctor on board.

Dr. Bhasker Patel of Palm Bay was on his way home to Central Florida when he found himself in the middle on an in-flight emergency.

“They made an announcement to see if there was any medical personnel on board,” Patel said.

A passenger at the front of the plane went into labor, and that’s when Patel, who said he hasn’t delivered a baby in nearly 40 years, jumped into action.

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