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Baby dies on board AirAsia KL-Perth flight

M Update, 22/4/2019 – A two-month-old baby died on board an AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth this morning.

AirAsia, in a statement today, confirmed that the infant died after a “medical emergency” on flight D7236, which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.05am. The statement said the plane was met with a team of medical specialists and the Western Australia (WA) Police upon arrival at Perth International Airport.

In accordance with procedure, the flight crew requested medical emergency assistance on landing at Perth International Airport. The airline however did not release other details about the incident.

“We are unable to comment further on the infant’s medical situation, however our thoughts are with the infant and family involved,” AirAsia said.

The return flight D7237 to Kuala Lumpur, which was set to depart at 6.50am, was subsequently delayed. Australia’s ABC News said officers were investigating the incident and would prepare a report for the coroner.

“A WA Police media spokesman said there was nothing to suggest there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding the baby’s death,” it reported. – NST Online

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