Baby Havva born at 33,000 feet during flight from Dubai to Birmingham after mother was evacuated from Kabul

Joy amid despair: Baby is delivered at 33,000 feet by cabin crew on British-Afghan evacuation flight from Dubai to Birmingham after mother was evacuated from Kabul

  • No doctor on board meant Turkish Airlines crew had to deliver the newborn
  • The baby has been named Havva, which translates to Eve in English
  • She is the third child of Soman Noori, 26, and her husband, Taj Moh Hammat, 30 years old

Cradled in a red airplane blanket, this little girl was born yesterday at 33,000 feet on an evacuation flight to the UK.

Her Afghan mother, Soman Noori, was on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham – having previously left Kabul – when she went into labor.

There was no doctor on board, so Turkish Airlines cabin crew had to deliver the girl to the airspace over Kuwait.

She has been given the name Havva, which translates to Eva in English.

Havva is the third child of Mrs Noori, 26, and her 30-year-old husband, Taj Moh Hammat.

The girl (pictured) has been given the name Havva, which translates to Eva in English

There was no doctor on board, forcing Turkish Airlines cabin crew (pictured with newborn) to deliver the girl to the airspace over Kuwait

There was no doctor on board, forcing Turkish Airlines cabin crew (pictured with newborn) to deliver the girl to the airspace over Kuwait

Havva is the third child of Soman Noori, 26, and her 30-year-old husband, Taj Moh Hammat (pictured along with their other children)

Havva is the third child of Soman Noori, 26, and her 30-year-old husband, Taj Moh Hammat (pictured along with their other children)

Turkish Airlines said mother and baby were healthy, and although the plane landed in Kuwait as a precaution, it continued its route to Birmingham and landed at 11:45 am.

Video footage shows Havva sleeping in her mother’s arms before being hugged by the cabin crew.

Ms. Noori is not the first woman to have given birth when she fled Afghanistan after the Taliban returned to power.

An unnamed woman gave birth last week on a US military plane that had just landed in Germany.

She named her Reach, after the plane’s call sign.

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