Dead baby found on plane at LaGuardia Airport

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The body of a deceased infant was found aboard a commercial airplane on early Tuesday morning at LaGuardia Airport, New York Post reports.

The fetus was discovered by airline cleaning staff in a restroom aboard American Airlines Flight 1942 after it landed, the official told the Observer. An attendant noticed a large amount of toilet paper in one of the plane's lavatory toilets.

Fetus was thought to be 5 months along.

The flight was parked by the hanger at LGA when the fetus was discovered, and not at the gate, CBS reports. The airbus was out of service at the time, after arriving at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, the official said.

By 11 a.m. Tuesday, the plane at Terminal B was cleared.

American Airlines has confirmed an investigation is underway, and released the following statement.

The airline also told WNBC that the incident has had "no major impact to our operation this morning". "We didn't find out until about 7:40 a.m. that the flight was going to be delayed".