Fetus Found In Lavatory Of Airplane At LaGuardia Airport

Posted at 12:08 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 12:08:49-04

NEW YORK (NBC New York) – A cleaning crew found a fetus in the toilet of a plane lavatory as the aircraft sat in a hangar at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday,

NBC New York reports that staff found the fetus aboard an  American Airlines flight that had landed at the Queens hub Monday night from Charlotte, North Carolina. Sources say the fetus appears to have been about 5 to 6 months old.

American Airlines referred all questions to law enforcement, telling News 4, "We have no major impact to our operation this morning while we are working with law enforcement on an investigation."

The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine how the fetus died.