Malaysian baby born on plane, gets free flights for life

A Malaysian Chinese woman has given premature birth to a boy on a domestic flight, minutes before it landed in Kuala Lumpur.

Liew Siaw Hsia, 31, waitress from Taiping gave birth on budget carrier AirAsia's flight AK 6506 from northern island of Penang to Kuching on Borneo island Wednesday.

AirAsia spokesman Nazatul Mokhtar said Friday that the flight was diverted to nearby Kuala Lumpur for an emergency landing when Liew started labour pains.

“When I started feeling a lot of pain, I was still too nervous to ask for assistance. It was when I couldn’t take it anymore that I asked the passenger beside me for help,” said Liew.

A doctor on the flight helped Liew deliver while the plane was still 2,000 feet (600 metres) in the air in its final approach to land. The flight attendants tried to calm her down and to hold on from giving birth, but the pain was too unbearable.

"To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to present both mother and child with free flights for life," said AirAsia's director of operations Moses Devanayagam after visiting them in hospital.

Hhhmmm free flights for life? Maybe many pregnant women want to give birth on board after this :D  Nazatul says Liew was 27 weeks pregnant, 11 weeks short of the full term.

Via - MSN News



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