Cleaning crews discover dead fetus in plane at LGA


A member of an American Airlines cleaning crew discovered a dead fetus in an airplane toilet at LaGuardia Airport early Tuesday morning, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports.

The discovery was made several hours after Flight 1942 touched down in NY from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The shocking discovery was made around 7:30 a.m. local time in a hangar at LaGuardia Airport, the New York Post reported, citing police sources. It was the Airbus A321's only flight of the day.

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 City Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on the fetus.

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Responding to an irate flier, the officials added that the delay was "due to the medical needs of a customer".

American Airlines has confirmed an investigation is underway, and released the following statement.

A spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, whose jurisdiction includes the airport, declined to comment. "Please contact law enforcement for additional information", an American Airlines spokesman said.