Dead fetus found in toilet on American Airlines flight at LaGuardia Airport
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New York officials are investigating the details behind a fetus found on an American Airlines jet that landed at LaGuardia Airport.
A cleaning crew found a fetus in the toilet of an American Airlines plane as the aircraft sat in a hangar at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
The discovery was made during the plane’s scheduled cleaning at around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The aircraft had arrived the night before at 10:42 p.m from Charlotte, North Carolina.
“The OCME can confirm we’re investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane,” the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said in a statement.
According to reports, sources close to the investigation estimate the fetus appears to have been about 5 to 6 months old.
“As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation,” a statement from American Airlines said.