Dead fetus found toilet on American Airlines plane at LaGuardia

07 August, 2018, 21:40 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • A dead fetus reportedly was found Tuesday morning onboard an out-of-service American Airlines plane in New York City

The body of a deceased infant was found aboard a commercial airplane on early Tuesday morning at LaGuardia Airport, New York Post reports.

A dead fetus was found in the toilet of an American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Tuesday morning.

American Airlines Flight 1942 departed from Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 9:08 p.m. Monday and arrived in Queens about 90 minutes later, according to records on FlightAware.com. Sources told NBC New York that the fetus appears to have been 5 to 6 months old.

The flight was parked by the hanger at LGA when the fetus was discovered, and not at the gate, CBS reports.

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Officials at American Airlines said they were co-operating with the authorities.

In a statement to WNBC, American said, "We have no major impact to our operation this morning while we are working with law enforcement on an investigation". The plane was being held at Terminal B while the medical examiner's office spent several hours onboard the aircraft. Officials said a short time later that the flight was delayed until 4 p.m.

The woman who the fetus belonged to has not been found. Police are reviewing surveillance video.

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