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Afghan Woman Goes Into labour, Gives Birth Aboard U.S Evacuation Plane


Afghan woman who went into labour in a U.S. evacuation flight [Photo credit: Air Mobility Command]

86th MDG Airmen Help Deliver Child In Cargo Bay Of Aircraft. 

An Afghan woman who went into labour in a U.S. evacuation flight gave birth as the flight touched ground on Sunday.

The U.S. Air Mobility Command disclosed this via its official  Twitter handle on Sunday. 

“During a flight from an Intermediate Staging Base in the Middle East, the mother went into labour and began having complications.

“Upon landing, Airmen from the 86th MDG came aboard and delivered the child in the cargo bay of the aircraft.

The baby girl and mother were transported to a nearby medical facility and are in good condition,” U.S. Air Mobility Command said. 

Medical support personnel from the 86th Medical Group help an Afghan mother and family off a U.S. 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..)

Since Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last week Sunday, countries have commenced evacuation of their citizens from Afghanistan.

Some Afghan citizens of support to foreign governments have also been airlifted out of their countries.

Al Jazeera reported that about 28,000 persons have been evacuated from Afghanistan since Taliban took over, forcing President Ashraf Ghani to flee the country. 

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