Mother gives birth on helicopter

Fishtail Air AS350B3A Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter was transporting a pregnant woman from Humla to Kathmandu when she gave birth in-flight to a baby boy.

The helicopter was flying the father, Aasbireey Aidi and his wife Kamala Aidi when she gave birth just before the helicopter touched down at Kathmandu.

After the helicopter made a safe landing, she was helped by a medical team and immediately transported to hospital.

This was the second baby born on board this helicopter. Previously, Roshani Acharya had also given birth on the 14 February 2010 on board.

Terry Spruce

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