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Baby overheats on delayed United flight in Denver

DENVER — A Colorado woman claims she wasn’t allowed off a delayed United Airlines flight despite fears her baby’s life was in danger.

According to the Denver Post, Superior resident Emily France and her baby were stuck on a United flight for nearly two hours as the plane sat on the tarmac during Thursday’s warm weather.

France requested an ambulance when she noticed the infant had become overheated. France said it took another 30 minutes before she and her baby were allowed off the plane.

“They were not equipped to handle it. They couldn’t evacuate us,” she told the newspaper. “It was chaos. I really thought my son was going to die in my arms.”

France’s baby was eventually taken to the hospital and treated for heat. He is expected to be OK.

United said the pilot returned to the gate and paramedics were called to meet the plane.