Dog Dies After Airline Worker Has It Placed in Overhead Bin

Eighteen animals died while being transported on United in 2017; there were six cases on all other U.S. carriers combined, according to the Department of Transportation.

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A dog died on a United Airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane’s overhead bin. United said Tuesday that 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…

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