An infant has died following a medical emergency onboard an AirAsia flight from Malaysia to Perth. Passengers on board the flight used social media to describe the “chaos” as desperate attempts to resuscitate the child failed.
Farah, from Saudi Arabia, was restless and crying at the start of the flight, so former nurse Nadia Parenzee offered to help because she could see the new parents were stressed.
“As I closed my eyes to catch some sleep the Air Asia hostess tapped me on the shoulder to help her. The parents offered the baby to me with desperation in their eyes I took her in my arms and immediately read Surah Fatiha. Then baby Farah took her last breath and went limp. I immediately knew something was horribly wrong and shouted out to the passengers to see if there were any Doctors on board,” she wrote on social media.
“The 2 1/2 hour chaos began 😭, resuscitation continued until we landed. 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.”
The same aircraft, which was scheduled to return to Kuala Lumpur at 6.50am, was delayed by four hours as a result of the death.