A mother who gave birth to her baby on an airplane decided to name her son Sky because of his unique birth. The mother was sent to a hospital in Anchorage.
On Aug. 5, around 1 a.m., Chrystal Hick gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks after getting into a plane that was meant to fly from Glennallen to a hospital. She was 35 weeks pregnant.
“I was just having contractions and it wouldn’t stop, and it kept getting stronger and they thought we were going to make it,” Hicks said. “But we obviously didn’t make it very far.” The mother added that she gave birth less than an hour into the flight. “It was shocking, it was really weird at first, I didn’t know what to think,” Hicks said. “But everybody kept talking about the baby on the plane.”
The mother and her baby arrived safely at the hospital. The baby was placed on a breathing machine as soon as he arrived because he was born one month premature.
According to Hicks, filling out the birth certificate information was a tough task because the baby was born while the plane was about 18,000 feet above the air.
“I just put Anchorage,” Hicks said. “I didn’t want to put on a plane or in the sky.”
Hicks has three other children, ages 3, 9, and 11.