An infant died after arriving in the United States on an evacuation flight from Germany on Tuesday, the Department of Defense confirmed Thursday.
The baby was traveling from Ramstein Air Base in Germany on a C-17 when the crew was notified that “an infant was unresponsive.”
The aircrew requested medical assistance and priority air traffic control arrival routing, Defense Department spokesperson Lt. Col. Chris Mitchell said in statement.
“The flight landed at Philadelphia around 9:15 EDT. Emergency medical technicians and an interpreter met the aircraft, and the child and father were transported to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia where the child was pronounced dead. Our thoughts and prayers are with the parents and the family,” the statement said.