A hunt has been launched to find a woman who dumped a six-month-old foetus in a rubbish bin during a flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila.

Detectives in the Philippines’ capital are trying to find the mother of the premature baby, which was found dead and wrapped in toilet tissue by a cleaner on the Etihad Airway’s flight on Monday.

Filipino newspapers said the worker was nearing the end of his cleaning round on flight EY428 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport when he made the gruesome discovery.

A spokesman for Etihad told 7DAYS: “Etihad Airways can confirm that a human foetus was discovered on board one of its aircraft by a member of the airport’s cleaning staff.”

Paramedics were called but efforts to revive the tiny baby failed. Doctors have been working to determine whether he was stillborn, died from complications or as a result of being dumped. An initial assessment found the foetus to be between five and six months old.

The airline and airport authorities are working with Pasay City Police to find the mother, who could face charges.

The foetus was the third baby dumped in similar circumstances in recent months. In September, a baby boy was found in the bin of a toilet on a Gulf Air jet shortly after it landed in Manila from Bahrain and, last month, a newborn baby was found strangled and hidden in a bin at Dubai International Airport.

(news source http://www.7days.ae/storydetails.php?id=101281&page=local%20news&title=Dead%20baby%20found%20in%20plane%20bin)