Dead fetus found on plane at LaGuardia Airport

Dead fetus found in airplane bathroom in New York

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey Police Departments are investigating after a cleaning crew found a dead fetus on a plane that flew from Charlotte-Douglas to LaGuardia Airport.

The fetus was found on board an American Airlines flight Tuesday morning.

The fetus was between three to six months along. The flight, AA-1942, left the Queen City just before 9 p.m. and arrived at LaGuardia's Terminal B at 10:44 p.m.

The Medical Examiner issued a statement: "we're investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane".

Airport officials this morning tweeted about possible delays, but did not make mention of the reason.

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"As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation", an American Airlines spokesman told CBS News.

The Queens County District Attorney is looking into the matter.

The plane was parked by the American Airlines hangar - not at a gate - when the fetus was discovered.

The flight is scheduled to depart from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport again Tuesday evening, August 7 en route to LaGuardia.

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