An Afghan woman gave birth Saturday on a U.S. evacuation plane in Germany.
The American Air Mobility Command’s official Twitter account posted an account of what happened along with photos of the aftermath.
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..) pic.twitter.com/wqR9dFlW1o
— Air Mobility Command (@AirMobilityCmd) August 21, 2021
The unnamed woman, part of a group fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan, went into labor during a flight from a base in the Middle East and began to have complications, according to the U.S. Air Force command.
- “The aircraft commander decided to descend in altitude to increase air pressure in the aircraft, which helped stabilize and save the mother’s life,” the command said on Twitter. “Upon landing [at Ramstein Air Base], Airmen from the 86th MDG came aboard and delivered the child in the cargo bay of the aircraft.”
- The mother and baby girl are said to be in good health.