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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A flight from Phoenix to Chicago was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Kansas City after a passenger went into labor.

Kansas City International Airport spokesman Joe McBride says the Spirit Airlines flight landed in Kansas City Tuesday morning so the woman could be taken off the plane and transported to an area hospital.

McBride said he didn’t have any additional information about her condition or whether she delivered the baby.

According to, the flight departed from Phoenix at 1:34 a.m. Tuesday and landed in Kansas City at 4:34 a.m. The plane departed from Kansas City at 5:31 a.m. and landed in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport an hour later.