Dead fetus found on airplane at LaGuardia Airport today

American Airlines plane

The plane was parked inside a hangar at the airport when crews made the discovery.

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.

A dead fetus was found on-board a plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Tuesday.

A cleaning crew discovered the fetus in the bathroom of a flight that arrived in NY from Charlotte, N.C., late Monday night, PIX11 reports. It was the Airbus A321's only flight of the day. American Airlines said it was assisting police with their investigation.

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LGA Airport officials tweeted that travelers may experience a delay due to an "out of service aircraft". "Please contact law enforcement for additional information", an American Airlines spokesman said.

The plane was being held at Terminal B while the medical examiner's office responded to the scene.

"We are looking into that", said Silvia Estevez, a spokesperson for Queens, New York, District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

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