PETALING JAYA, Jan 25 – A 46-year-old AirAsia staff died while on duty during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung, Indonesia yesterday. AirAsia in a statement said the flight, AK416, had to be diverted to the Senai International Airport in Johor due to “medical emergency” to treat the 46-year-old.
The company added the victim was given immediate medical treatment upon landing, said the company, but was later pronounced dead by a doctor. “The AirAsia family is saddened by the loss of an Allstar and extends our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. We will provide all necessary support to the family during this bereavement period,” the low-cost airline said.
AirAsia said the flight later departed from Senai at 9am and arrived at the Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport at 10.11am. Kulai district police chief Supt Dzulkhairi Mukhtar confirmed the matter. He also said that AirAsia has lodged a police report on the incident. According to Supt Dzulkhairi, the victim is a 46-year-old Indonesian man and the case has been classified as sudden death. — PN