A four-month-old girl died on board a SpiceJet flight from Surat to Mumbai on Friday. The child, Riya, who was with her mother Preeti Jindal and grandparents, could have lost consciousness onboard without her family realizing it, according to airline sources.
"The infant didn't respond to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, after which they rushed to a private hospital, where she had declared dead," an airport official said. The child has taken to Nanavati Hospital where they declared her dead before admission. Officials from the hospital refused to comment.
The flight took off from Jaipur for Mumbai via Surat. The family boarded the flight from Surat. Sources in the airline said, “The mother told doctors that she had fed her daughter around 5.30 am after which the baby went to sleep. The family noticed there was no movement from the child on board, but did not report it to the crew, assuming the child was asleep.”
As the aircraft was taxiing after landing in Mumbai, the family realizes that the child was still unresponsive, reported it to the crew, after which emergency medical assistance had requested.