Tigerair flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore delayed after prosthetic finger found on board

SINGAPORE - A Tigerair flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore was delayed on Thursday after a prosthetic finger was found on board the plane, Malaysia media reported.

Malaysia's The Sun reported that the flight was delayed for two hours at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 after a flight attendant found what appeared to be a severed finger while tidying up the plane.

The daily said that a police forensic unit was sent to investigate the finger, which turned out to be a prosthesis, believed to have been left behind by a passenger on an earlier flight.

A Tigerair spokesman confirmed the incident when contacted by The Straits Times.

"The flight was delayed as airport authorities carried out checks when a prosthetic finger was discovered on board during a routine transit cabin inspection," said the spokesman.

The flight arrived safely in Singapore at 8.28pm on Thursday, the spokesman added.

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