MAS KL-Brisbane flight diverted to Bali after passenger goes into labour

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.