WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A dead fetus was found inside an American Airlines jet that landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport from Charlotte on Monday evening.
- A cleaning crew for Airway Cleaners discovered the fetus on Tuesday morning in one of the airplane’s lavatories.
- A Brooklyn teenager, who was returning from a trip to Jamaica, has been identified as the mother of the dead baby.
A dead fetus was discovered inside a lavatory of American Airlines Flight 1942 by an Airway Cleaners’ crew on Tuesday morning. The Airbus landed at LaGuardia Airport about 10:45 p.m. on Monday from Charlotte, N.C.
An 18-year-old Brooklyn resident, who was returning from a Jamaica trip with her twin sister, has been identified as the mother of the dead fetus. The unnamed woman told doctors and investigators that she had no idea she was pregnant.
Before her flight, she experienced stomach pain while in Jamaica and was treated at a clinic there, sources said. She added that her pain worsened while aboard the plane bound to Queens.
According to sources, the unnamed teen rushed to use the plane’s bathroom after other passengers deplaned at LaGuardia, with her sister telling the flight crew that it was an “emergency.” Later, a flight attendant told investigators that the teen, who was identified by her seating assignment, looked ill when she emerged from the bathroom.
The dead baby, about three to six months along, was discovered in the toilet Tuesday morning, covered with paper.
The teen was admitted into Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Doctors there determined she may have suffered a botched abortion.
“She is a good girl. She panicked. Thank God her sister was there to help her,” the teen’s grandmother told The Post, adding that the family didn’t know she was pregnant.
The grandmother, who wished not to be identified, said she was “shaking” when she heard the disturbing news.
A neighbor, who refused to be identified, described the twins as ‘good girls’ who just graduated from high school. The neighbor noted that their mother is very strict.
No charges have been filed against the teen, as investigators await the results of an autopsy, which will tell exactly how and when the fetus died.
Source: New York Post