Air Malta captain, Robin Zammit expressed his happiness that he, together with his crew comprising of Konrad Scicluna and John Meilaq successfully beat the odds on Sunday and transported a baby in critical condition to Heathrow, London for an emergency operation.
The baby had a 50% survival rate before departure and when the plan landed his condition had improved. The captain took all measures possible to fight against the clock and save as much time as possible
“Baby was 50/50 or worse before departure, but Doctor said on arrival that his condition looked better. We were literally an ambulance, not slowing down some 400 miles away, avoiding 20 mins holding and negotiated to land on the runway used for take-off, taking only 4 mins to get to stand after landing instead of the usual 10/15. Every minute counted, and everyone did a great job, but prayers needed.”
Capt. Robin Zammit pictured with his children
He later added:
“Air Malta is one of the few (only?) airlines to carry a purpose designed, built and certified incubator instead of some 3 rows of seats.”
Well done to Air Malta and most importantly to the little fighter. The baby’s family is in our thoughts.
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