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Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Flight, Airline Apologizes

Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Flight, Airline Apologizes
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By    |   Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:17 PM

United Airlines apologized after a dog reportedly died during a flight Monday when it was reportedly placed in an overhead bin.

According to Fox News, a flight attendant on a flight from Houston to New York City forced the owner of a black French bulldog to store the animal and its TSA-compliant carrier in an overhead bin during the flight.

The dog could initially be heard barking during the flight, and it was later discovered after the plane landed that the animal had died during the flight, passenger Maggie Gremminger told People magazine.

"A stranger offered to hold her newborn while she sat on the floor, there in the airplane aisle," Gremminger said of the owner's reaction to finding the dog dead. "It was absolutely horrible."

At least one flight attendant seemed unaware that a live animal was in the carrier, People reported. Other staff "were professional and did a wonderful job gathering information and being as supportive to the mourning family as possible," Gremminger said.

"This was a tragic accident that never should have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin," a statement from United spokesperson Maggie Schmerin said, People reported. "We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them. We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again."

Over the past year, a famous giant rabbit and several other dogs have also died on United Airlines flights, People reported.

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