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Baby Born on Airplane Named After the Flight Attendant Who Delivered Her

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According to ABC News, the Armavia Airlines flight was en route from Siberia to Armenia's capital of Yerevan on Saturday when 31-year-old Armina Babayan went into labor. You're probably thinking, "Wait, hella pregnant ladies aren't supposed to fly!" Well, during check-in, Babayan claimed she was just 6.5 months preggers. So, she was either lying, or that baby wanted out early.

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Flight attendant and baby namesake Asmik Gevondyan quickly leapt into action, organizing a smooth delivery with fellow crew members.

Weirdly, the birth of a girl in the air breaks a streak of baby boys born in flight, of which there were at least five since 2011, including a little guy born on an Emirates flight from Dubai to Manila who was named EK, the airline's flight code. I kinda dig that, it's very International.

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[ABC]

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So what nationality does the baby get? Parents'? Where the plane lands? Where it took off from?