Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Infant dies onboard AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth

Infant dies onboard AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth

Citing Paranzee, The West Australian said that Farah, who was born in Saudi Arabia, was migrating with her parents to west Australia where her father was doing his PhD.

"As I closed my eyes to catch some sleep the Air Asia hostess tapped me on the shoulder to help her", she wrote.

A woman who watched a baby girl take her last breath on a flight to Perth, Australia has told of the haunting silence on the plane as passengers hoped for the child to be resuscitated.

There I made the girl, named Farah, in his last breath and was relaxed.

'My heart is numb and I don't know how to feel but I am honestly honoured to have held her and read a prayer on her before she passed, ' she wrote.

An AirAsia flight to Kuala Lumpur, which was scheduled to depart Perth at 6.50am, has been delayed.

The baby was involved in what the airline called a "medical emergency" on board flight D7236 arriving from the Malaysian capital early this morning.

"Speaking to The West Australian, Parenzee described how Farah's parents reacted to the awful news, saying, "[Her father] lost it.

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"To the unbelievable staff of AirAsia you were fantastic and I commend your professionalism".

An AirAsia spokesman confirmed the plane was met by police and paramedics when it landed following a "medical emergency".

Federal police and forensic officers remain on the scene investigating.

The aircraft was met by a team of medical specialists, airport authorities and WA police upon landing. "We can't dwell on the medical Situation of the child, however, our thoughts are with the affected child and his family", reads a message from Air Asia.

The news comes less than a year after a dead baby was found abandoned inside the toilet of an AirAsia India flight that landed in New Delhi.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that police were preparing a report for the coroner.

Witnesses say the baby had been crying uncontrollably for hours and is believed to have been suffering with a respiratory illness and was struggling to breathe.

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