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Baby Havva born at 33,000ft on flight from Dubai to Birmingham after mother evacuated from Kabul 

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

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

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

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

There was no doctor on board, forcing the Turkish Airlines cabin crew to deliver the baby girl in airspace over Kuwait. 

She has been named Havva, which translates to Eve in English. 

The baby girl (pictured) has been named Havva, which translates to Eve in English

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

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

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

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

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

Turkish Airlines said mother and baby were healthy, and although the plane landed in Kuwait as a precaution, it continued on its route to Birmingham and landed at 11.45am.

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

Ms Noori is not the first woman to give birth while fleeing 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 aircraft’s call sign.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk