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Monday, January 24, 2005

Now THIS is Air Delivery

A woman gave birth to her baby in a field after she went into labour in the middle of a parachute jump. Eight months' pregnant Marija Usova ignored warnings from friends and other jumpers before the skydive in Moscow.

Halfway through the jump she felt an enormous pain and realised she had gone into labour. Marija managed to control her descent, although she said she was close to passing out at times.

She said: 'I wanted my baby to have the beautiful feeling of flying through the air and free-falling before it was born and give it something really unusual.