Baby girl born on evacuation plane after her mother fled Afghanistan is named Reach after the aircraft's code name (photos)

Baby girl born on evacuation plane after her mother fled Afghanistan is named Reach after the aircraft's code name (photos)



An Afghan girl born aboard a US military plane heading to Germany as her family was fleeing Taliban rule, has been named Reach after the aircraft's code name.



The baby's mother reportedly went into labor on Saturday while flying from a staging base in Qatar to the Ramstein Air Base. Shortly after the plane landed, military medics helped the woman deliver her baby in the cargo hold of the plane.



'They named the little girl Reach. And they did so because the call sign of the C-17 aircraft that flew them from Qatar to Ramstein was Reach,' said Gen Tod Wolters, commander of US European Command.



The code for C-17 cargo planes is usually 'Reach' followed by a number.



According to tweets from the US Air Mobility Command, the mother started having complications shortly after going into labor so the aircraft commander descended in altitude to increase pression, saving her and the baby's life.







When the flight landed, personnel from the 86th medical group at the Ramstein base came aboard and delivered Reach, who was later transported with her mother to a nearby facility.


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