A passenger jet was stopped from taking off in South Africa after a foetus was found inside the toilet
According to report ,the foetus was found by the cleaners, abandoned in the toilet of the plane today at about 6.15am on the domestic FlySafair airline as the plane was being prepared for a take off from coastal city of Durban to Johannesburg.
Passengers who were on board were offloaded and a police investigation launched
Reacting to the discovery, the airline ,FlySafair said the ‘tragic finding’ prompted the offloading of all passengers to allow investigation.
Kirby Gordon, Head of Sales and Distribution at FlySafair said.
“Flight FA 411 was scheduled to depart Durban for Johannesburg at 06:15 am. Upon final preparations of the waste management system for the departure of flight, our technical crew discovered what appeared to be an abandoned foetus within the system.
“Immediately the teams alerted the relevant authorities to initiate investigations.
“Unfortunately, this has resulted in delay to flight FA411 as passengers were asked to disembark the aircraft while FlySafair initiated procedures to recover their onward journey.”
“We will be doing everything within our power to aid authorities in the necessary investigations and thank our loyal customers for their patience with the resultant delay.
The police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed the incident and said :
“We can confirm a foetus was found in a toilet by cleaning staff inside [an] aircraft at an international airport earlier [on Friday] morning. A case of concealment of birth is [being] investigated by King Shaka Airport SAPS.”