Third baby is born onboard a Fishtail Air helicopter

Nepalese helicopter operator Fishtail Air celebrates its third airborne delivery.
Third baby born onboard inflight on a Fishtail Air Eurocopter AS350 helicopter

Third baby born on a Fishtail Air helicopter.

Another baby has been born onboard a helicopter operated by Fishtail Air in Nepal.

The baby was born onboard a Eurocopter AS350 B2 while flying from the Solukhumbu to Kathmandu.

Fishtail Air specialises in providing helicopter charter and carrying out rescue missions. This is the third time a mother has given birth onboard a Fishtail Air helicopter in less than three years.

The Nepalese helicopter operator previously experienced onboard deliveries in February 2011 and again in December 2012, when a mother gave birth to a baby boy just before the Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter touched down at Kathmandu.

The third delivery occurred on 26 September 2013; the struggling mother was flown in a 9N AKA (B2) Fishtail helicopter by Captain Yogendra Mukhiya from Solukhumbu to the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, where she gave birth before landing.

It is unknown whether the mother gave birth to a boy or a girl, but both mother and the new born baby are healthy and arrived safely at the Kathmand hospital.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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