An Afghan woman gave birth on board a US evacuation plane while flying to Germany. The story with a happy ending was made known by the US Air Force, which dedicated a thread on Twitter.
The woman is among the thousands of refugees who are leaving Afghanistan in recent days to escape the Taliban regime, which has regained control of the country a week ago. The birth took place on a US Air Mobility Command plane that took off from the Afghan capital, Kabul, and headed for the military base in Ramstein, Germany.
During the flight, the mother went into labor. There were complications and the plane’s commander reportedly decided to descend to increase the air pressure in the aircraft: “Which helped stabilize and save the mother’s life,” it is explained.
The delivery was completed successfully. Both the mother and the baby are fine. Once the plane landed, the two were transferred to a medical facility near the German base.
Medical support personnel from the 86th Medical Group help an Afghan mother and family off a US Air Force C-17, call sign Reach 828, moments after she delivered a child aboard the aircraft upon landing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 21. (cont ..) pic.twitter.com/wqR9dFlW1o
– Air Mobility Command (@AirMobilityCmd) August 21, 2021
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