Cleaning crew finds dead baby on American Airlines plane

Dead fetus found by cleaners in American Airlines plane toilet

Dead fetus found by cleaners in American Airlines plane toilet

American Airlines Flight 1942, which left Charlotte, North Carolina, at 8:56 p.m. on Monday night, arrived at the Queens, New York, hub at 10:44 p.m.

A statement from LaGuardia Airport said flights at Terminal B may experience delays due to an "out of service aircraft".

The American Airlines' jet had originated in Charlotte and had been parked in a hangar when the foetus was discovered early on Tuesday morning, the station said.

The fetus was believed to be five or six months along.

The City Medical Examiner is working on determining how the fetus died.

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

The plane was later pictured being moved to a hanger as law enforcement began investigating the find. While Port Authority Police have major crimes detectives, a spokesman said "the DA also has investigators that step in in cases like this one".

The Queens District Attorney's Office is investigating the incident.

"They didn't tell us anything until we were already waiting at the gate", she griped. "We didn't find out until about 7:40 a.m. that the flight was going to be delayed".

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