Fetus found on plane from Charlotte to NY

  • Fetus found on plane from Charlotte to NY

Fetus found on plane from Charlotte to NY

A dead fetus was reportedly discovered by cleaning crews inside a toilet aboard an American Airlines plane at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, according to WNBC.

The fetus was found at about 7 a.m. on an American Airlines flight that had landed Monday night from Charlotte. While removing the toilet paper, the cleaner discovered the foot of what appeared to be a fetus, in the toilet, CBS News reports. The flight, AA-1942, left the Queen City just before 9 p.m. and arrived at LaGuardia's Terminal B at 10:44 p.m. "Please contact law enforcement or the medical examiner's office for additional information", American Airlines said in a statement.

Matt Miller, a spokesperson for American Airlines told USA TODAY, the airline is cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation of "this tragic and sensitive situation". "The OCME can confirm we're investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane".

The Port Authority deferred questions to the Queens DA's Office, which said it was looking into the matter.

Airport officials this morning tweeted about possible delays, but did not make mention of the reason.