Cleaner makes gruesome discovery on plane

2011-01-04 07:25

Manila, Philippines – A dead foetus has been found in the bathroom of a plane that arrived in the Philippine capital.

The gruesome discovery comes months after a woman gave birth on another flight to Manila and dumped the live infant in an aeroplane trash bag.

Aviation police investigator Marcelino Peninoy says a cleaner discovered the remains of the 5- to 6-month-old male foetus yesterday on the Etihad Airways aircraft after it arrived from Abu Dhabi.

The identity of the mother was not known. Abortion is illegal in the Philippines and the mother could face charges if she had terminated the pregnancy.

In September, a returning Filipino worker who abandoned her baby after giving birth on a plane claimed she had been raped by her employer.

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