Dog dies on flight

Herald Sun - - WORLD -

A DOG died on a United Air­lines plane af­ter a flight at­ten­dant or­dered its owner to put the an­i­mal in the plane’s over­head locker.

United said it took full re­spon­si­bil­ity for the in­ci­dent on the Mon­day night flight from Hous­ton to New York.

In a state­ment, United called it “a tragic ac­ci­dent that should never have oc­curred, as pets should never be placed in the over­head bin”.

The dog was in a small pet car­rier de­signed to fit un­der an air­line seat. Pas­sen­gers heard bark­ing dur­ing the flight and didn’t know that the dog had died un­til the plane landed at LaGuardia Air­port.

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