King Shaka Airport SAPS is investigating a case of concealment of birth after the gruesome discovery of an abandoned foetus was made by the FlySafair technical crew aboard a flight bound for Johannesburg, this morning.
Police spokesperson, Col Thembeka Mbele, said, “We can confirm a foetus was found in a toilet by cleaning staff of an aircraft at an international airport earlier this morning. A case of concealment of birth is investigated by King Shaka Airport SAPS.”
FlySafair responded to the shocking news via their website, and Kirby Gordon, Head of Sales and Distribution at FlySafair said, “FlySafair regrets to confirm a tragic finding aboard one of our aircraft this morning. 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. Beyond this we are unable to comment on any specifics relating to the finding which is now a police matter. The South African Police Service would be better poised to provide any further information,” Gordon stated.
“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,” he added.