PASSENGERS on an American flight from Tampa to Phoenix helped to save a baby’s life when it stopped breathing.
The US Airways flight 678 departed from Tampa International Airport, Florida, on Tuesday en route to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona.
The flight was diverted to Houston after the baby stopped breathing, reports ABC News.
Passengers told Phoenix’s FOX10 news that as the plane neared Houston, Texas, the baby stopped breathing and turned purple. Two passengers with medical training rushed to help the infant.
As efforts to help the child continued, the pilots prepared for an emergency landing in Houston.
But the rescue efforts paid off, and the baby began responding to treatment.
“When we heard the baby cry, it was just … it was a teary moment for everybody,” a female passenger told FOX10.
After the baby started crying, the passengers reportedly cheered.
The plane made a safe landing in Houston about 9pm local time, where the baby was removed from the flight and attended to by paramedics. US Airways declined to release any information about the infant passenger.
There is no more information on the baby’s condition.