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Afghan woman gives birth on US evacuation flight from Kabul

KABUL: An Afghan woman gave birth to a baby girl on board a US Air Force evacuation flight C-17 from Kabul.

The mother went into labor during the flight and Air Force medical crews at Ramstein helped deliver the child in the cargo bay of the aircraft, Air Mobility Command said in a statement.

The plane originated from an intermediate staging base in the Middle East, AMC said.

Once the plane landed, airmen from the base were able to board the plane and help complete the delivery of the baby. The mother and her newborn daughter were then transported to a nearby medical facility and are in good condition, according to the statement.

“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,” the military unit added.

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