Baby dies on AirAsia flight bound for Perth

Baby dies on AirAsia flight bound for Perth

Baby dies on AirAsia flight bound for Perth

"I immediately knew something was horribly wrong and shouted out to the passengers to see if there were any doctors onboard".

A two-month-old baby died on board a Perth-bound AirAsia X flight that left Sepang early this morning.

She explained the child's parents, from Saudi Arabia, were stressed while dealing with their "restless" child who was crying continuously.

The desperate parents handed over their baby girl to Ms Parenzee, who recited a verse from the Quran, praying the child calms down.

AirAsia confirmed the baby died after a medical emergency on board flight D7236 from Kuala Lumpur.

Emergency calls were made to St. John Ambulance at 5am, ahead of the flight's 5:35am landing, and while paramedics battled to save the infant's life, their efforts were unsuccessful.

"Upon arrival, the aircraft was met by a team of medical emergency specialists and the relevant authorities, including the West Australian Police Force".

"Every staff member was absolutely unbelievable", she said.

"Police are treating this as a non-suspicious death and a report will be prepared for the Coroner".

"Then baby Farah took her last breath and went limp".

AirAsia has since released a statement, saying the safety and wellbeing of their passengers is their number one priority but will not be commenting further on the infant's medical situation.

It was reported that AirAsia's Perth-Kuala Lumpur flight D7237, which was scheduled to depart at 6.50am local time, was delayed as a result of the incident.

Doctors continued working on the baby, attempting to resuscitate her for the next two-and-a-half hours as they reached Perth.

'Our thoughts are with the infant and family involved'.

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