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Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane

According to the Air Mobility Command, an Afghan woman has given birth while aboard a US military plane.

The woman gave birth to a baby girl while in the plane’s cargo bay, moments after the plane landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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The woman went into labour during the flight and began having complications.

The flight’s altitude was reduced to increase the air pressure inside the aircraft, which assisted in stabilising and saving the woman’s life.

Following the birth, the baby and mother were transported to a nearby medical facility and are understood to be in good condition.

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The Air Mobility Command took to Twitter to state, “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.”

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