Despicable: Foetus in the plane

Cleaners found the abandoned foetus blocking the toilet of an plane in South Africa, AFP news agency quotes FlySafair airline.

Police are investigating if a woman concealed the birth.

AFP now adds more details, saying the foetus was discovered by cleaning staff as the plane was being prepared and passengers were boarding the Durban-Johannesburg flight.

Passengers were told to get off the plane and their flights were rescheduled.

A “case of concealment of birth is being investigated,” police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele is quoted as saying.

The affected airline, Fly Safair, said on its website that “upon final checks of the waste management system our teams encountered a finding which requires formal


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