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Fetus found on board American Airlines plane after flight from Charlotte

August 7, 2018

A cleaning crew found a fetus in the toilet on board a plane as the aircraft sat in a hangar at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, according to NBC New York.

The fetus was found at about 7 a.m. on an American Airlines flight that had landed Monday night from Charlotte. Sources told NBC New York that the fetus appears to have been 5 to 6 months old.

Port Authority police officers surrounded the jet on the tarmac Tuesday after the plane was removed from the hangar, according to photos from the scene.

American Airlines referred all questions to law enforcement, telling NBC New York, “We have no major impact to our operation this morning while we are working with law enforcement on an investigation.”

The Queens district attorney’s office is investigating. An autopsy is being performed on the fetus to determine cause of death.

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