Cleaning crew finds dead baby on American Airlines plane

Daniel Fowler
August 7, 2018

Fetus was discovered by a cleaning crew Tuesday morning.

Flight Tracker reports Flight 1942 left Charlotte at 8:56 p.m. Monday and arrived at LaGuardia at 10:44 p.m., about 20 minutes behind schedule. The gruesome discovery wasn't made until early on Tuesday morning, when the out-of-service jet was parked inside an airport hangar, according to law enforcement officials.

WNBC New York reported that a cleaning crew found the five- or six-month-old foetus in the toilet of one of the aeroplane's bathrooms.

"The OCME can confirm we're investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane", the agency said. "Please contact law enforcement for additional information". "We will release cause and manner of death upon determination", a spokesperson with the medical examiner's office said.

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The Queens district attorney's office is investigating.

LaGuardia Airport tweeted "American Airlines flights at Terminal B may experience some delays to an out of service aircraft".

"They didn't tell us anything until we were already waiting at the gate", she griped.

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