PETALING JAYA - The baby of an Australian woman who went into labour on Malaysian Airlines flight MH135, forcing an emergency landing in Bali, died before reaching the hospital.
Samual P. Jeyanthi, was brought to the Kasih Ibu Hospital in Bali after the plane landed at the Ngurah Rai Airport at around 2.10pm Friday, after it requested a diversion from its original Kuala Lumpur- Brisbane route.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported head of medical services Diah Ratna Dewi as saying that when the woman arrived, the baby of around 24 weeks had already been delivered and was dead.
"We estimate the baby was born 1 to 1.5 hours before we received her. According to the patient, there had been no problems with her pregnancy," she was quoted as saying.
The doctor added that the woman was treated and picked up by her airline around 9pm.
The flight, carrying 178 passengers, took off for its intended destination two hours after the diverted landing.
MAS KL-Brisbane flight diverted to Bali after passenger goes into labour
The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network, Oct 24, 2014
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Malaysia Airlines flight MH135 from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane made an emergency landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali after a passenger apparently went into labour.
According to Herry A.Y. Sikado, Angkasa Pura I general manager at Ngurah Rai, MH135 landed safely at the airport at around 2.10pm, after it requested a diversion from its original route.
The flight landed with all 178 passengers safe.
The passenger concerned, an Australian national named Samual P. Jeyanthi, was brought to Kasih Ibu Hospital in Bali's Badung regency.
"The incident did not disrupt airport operations and all flight schedules are running normally," Herry said on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.
The flight took off for its intended destination two hours after the diverted landing.