A nine-month-old Afghan girl has reportedly died following an evacuation flight to the US city of Philadelphia, TV news channel, ABC, reported on Friday.
The baby reportedly became unresponsive mid-flight and was rushed to the emergency upon the plane’s arrival. ABC News reported that she died on Wednesday night.
The baby girl had arrived in the US with her family from Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where they had landed after leaving Kabul.
The baby suffered a medical emergency during the flight, according to Customs and Border Protection, and by the time the plane landed at 9:16 p.m local time, she was unresponsive, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.
The aircrew flying the C-17 military transport plane requested medical assistance and priority arrival, according to Mitchell, and emergency medical personnel and a translator met the aircraft on arrival and transported her and her father to a local hospital.
The infant was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at 10:10 p.m., according to PPD.
She is the first known case of an evacuee dying after the chaotic evacuation efforts from Kabul that brought 124,000 people to safety after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.
Additional reporting from ABC News and Al Jazeera