Dog Dies After Airline Worker Has It Placed In Overhead Bin

Dog Dies After Airline Worker Has It Placed In Overhead Bin

Dog Dies After Airline Worker Has It Placed In Overhead Bin

Three hours in an overhead compartment proved too much for a 10-month-old puppy, who died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York Monday night.

Another passenger, June Lara, wrote he was sitting behind the family during the exchange.

"We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them", said the airline's statement. "They assured the safety of the family's pet so wearily, the mother agreed".

Last August a dog died being shipped in a United flight's cargo hold.

The passengers heard barking for part of the flight, The Points Guy reported. She said the owner was instructed to put her dog there shortly after she boarded with two children, one of whom was an infant.

However, Gremminger said a flight attendant came by, and told the woman she would need to put the bag in the overhead bin because it did not fit properly under the seat.

When the woman was forced to place the dog in the overhead bin, Gremminger exchanged glances with the man next to her.

'This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin, ' United stated.

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"A stranger offered to hold her newborn while she sat on the floor, there in the airplane aisle. Her daughter was also crying", she said.

"However, the flight attendants of flight UA1284 felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water".

The eyewitness went on Twitter, saying that "my heart is broken".

A spokesperson for United said the airline will investigate the dog's death "to prevent this from ever happening again".

The airline has said it will refund the cost of the tickets and pay for an autopsy as well.

Last year, 18 animals died while being transported on United - there were six cases on all other US carriers combined, according to the Department of Transportation.

Company policy states pets should remain in kennels placed under the seat at all times.

Although, overhead lockers are not air-tight, lack of oxygen could have been the cause of the dog's death, USA media report.

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