Air France B773 at Paris on Jul 15th 2012, foetus washed down the toilet

Last Update: July 16, 2012 / 21:30:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 15, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-703

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQK performing flight AF-703 (dep Jul 14th) from Abidjan (Cote de Ivory) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), had completed a seemingly uneventful flight.

When the new crew, bound to take the aircraft onto its next flight AF-3830 to Dubai, boarded and prepared the aircraft for the flight, one of toilets was found clogged. Maintenance activity to clear the toilet then discovered a dead newborn as cause of the blockage.

Police have opened a criminal investigation.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration F-GSQM departed Paris with a delay of 6 hours and reached Dubai with a delay of 5:45 hours.

Authorities later reported that other than initially believed and reported it was not a newborn but a foetus, about 20 weeks into development. An autopsy revealed it was a miscarriage. The mother still has not been identified.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 15, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-703

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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