Born in the Clouds: Croatian Air Force Helps Deliver a Baby Girl on Flight to Split

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Amidst the ongoing public debate on the acquisition of military aircraft, a change of tone comes our way from Dalmatia with a moving story involving the Croatian Air Force

Babies aren’t known to care about logistics – once they’ve decided to announce their arrival to the world, they’re not likely to be stopped, regardless of the place or time of day. A woman from Brač island gave birth in an Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter of the Croatian Air Force early this morning, reports Morski on April 12, 2018.

The Ministry of Defence announced that the emergency medical flight from Brač to Split got its happy ending at 4:45 am, moments before the military aircraft landed at the heliport of the Clinical Hospital Centre Split at Firule.

The touching moment was witnessed by the crew of the 93rd Transport Helicopter Squadron: captain 1st lieutenant Sebastijan Trepšić, 1st sergeant Tomislav Barbir as co-pilot, and the flying technician, Staff Sergeant Zdenko Kačarić.

Considering the flight from Brač to Split is only some 10 minutes long, everything happened pretty quickly, according to Captain Liutenant Trepšić. “There were no complications, the mother and her baby girl are both fine. All-together, this has been the most beautiful end to a shift a flight crew could have. It’s a wonderful feeling, one to remember for the rest of your life. It’s part of the beauty of flying and our vocation in general – apart from carrying out human rescue missions, we have a privilege to witness a new life being born”, said Trepšić.




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