A cleaning crew found a dead fetus in the bathroom of an American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport early Tuesday, officials told multiple media outlets.
According to WPIX and WABC, American Airlines flight 1942 arrived from Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday just before 11 p.m. Crew members made the horrific discovery and called LaGuardia police the next day at 6 a.m.
American Airlines has confirmed an investigation is underway and released the following statement:
“As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation. Please contact law enforcement for additional information.”
The Queens District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident. The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine how the baby died.