A baby girl has died after a medical emergency on flight from Malaysia to Perth this morning.
The two-month-old child was on Air Asia flight D7236 from Kuala Lumpur when she became unwell and the flight crew called for paramedics to meet the aircraft on arrival.
St John Ambulance said it received the emergency call at 5am, ahead of the aircraft landing at 5.35am.
Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to save the girl. She was not taken to hospital.
AirAsia confirmed there was a medical emergency involving an infant on board flight D7236.
“The safety and wellbeing of our guests is always our number one priority, and in accordance with procedure, the flight crew requested medical assistance on landing at Perth International Airport,” a spokesman for the airline said.
“Upon arrival, the aircraft was met by a team of medical specialists and the relevant authorities, including the West Australian Police.
“We are unable to comment further on the infants’ medical situation, however our thoughts are with the infant and family involved.”
WA Police said the baby girl’s death was not being treated as suspicious. A report is being prepared for the coroner.
A Perth Airport spokeswoman said the aircraft’s crew asked for medical assistance before it landed in Perth.
The aircraft was scheduled to fly back to Kuala Lumpur at 6.50am but has been delayed as police carry out their investigations.