Baby born 2,000 feet in the air

Newborn and mum rewarded with free flights for life as a result!

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27-weeks pregnant Liew Siaw Hsia experienced a trip of a lifetime when she unexpectedly went into labour 2,000 ft in the air. The 31-year-old was abard an AirAsia flight in Kuching in Malaysia. When she realized her baby was coming, luckily when the call went out asking ‘is there a doctor onboard?’ there was!

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Liew’s baby boy was born prematurely but safely with the help of the doctor and AirAsia flight assistants.

The plane was quickly re-routed towards the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur where mum and newborn were taken to the Putrajaya hospital.

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Airline staff were so thrilled with its very first airborne birth, it has rewarded Liew Siaw Hsia and her baby boy with free flights for life on AirAsia. “Delivering a baby at 2,000 feet is indeed a very rare experience, and certainly Liew will cherish the moment forever,” AirAsia’s director Moses Devanayagam said.

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