Baby Born On Flight From Russia To Armenia

A woman has given birth on board a plane flying from Russia to Armenia.

The baby was born two hours before the Armavia airlines flight from Siberia landed in Yerevan, Armenia's capital.

Flight attendant Asmik Gevondyan said she noticed that 31-year-old passenger Armina Babayan appeared to be in labour and organised the delivery.

"All of our crew helped to deliver the baby," Ms Gevondyan said.

Local television reported that the baby's mother, who claimed she was six-and-a-half months pregnant when she checked in, named her child after the flight attendant.

Most airlines allow women to fly up to and including the 36th week of pregnancy.