A dead fetus was reportedly discovered by cleaning crews inside a toilet aboard an American Airlines plane at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, according to WNBC.
The disturbing discovery was made in the bathroom of an American Airlines plane that had landed Monday night in New York City from Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
Fetus was thought to be 5 months along.
The Office of NYC Medical Examiner issued a statement to PIX11, saying "We're investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane".
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American Airlines said it would not impact the rest of their fleet.
Just before 9 a.m., the airport tweeted about possible delays over the incident.
Details will not be released until after the investigation is complete, the statement said.
The plane is out of service as the investigation continues.
A traveler who was scheduled to fly out of LaGuardia to Charlotte at 7:55 a.m. was frustrated that her flight was delayed three times without explanation.