Baby born on flight from Africa finally home in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

"All I could hear is the baby screaming and crying, the hospital people everything, but I haven't seen this baby. It was a good feeling, but it was emotional," said father Greg Idoni.

The baby boy was born late last month on board a Delta flight from Africa to Atlanta - 36,000 feet in the air.

The flight crew used a pair of scissors sterilized in a cup of vodka, along with a flashlight and gloves to help deliver the baby. Luckily, a doctor was also on board.

"They were like, 'Oh you can do this, push, like OK, in the next 5 minutes, you take a deep breath, and you do it,'" said mother Katherine Oyedoh.

The plane was diverted to Senegal where the newborn and his mother stayed for almost two weeks. The two finally arrived home in Fresno on Saturday.

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