A flight from New York to Houston ended in tragedy after a flight attendant forced a passenger to put her 10 month old French bulldog puppy in the overhead compartment for the 3 hour flight.
According to witnesses, the flight attendant insisted the puppy be put in the overhead compartment ensuring its safety and furthermore explaining to the mother and her two children they would not be allowed to fly should they not comply.
The mother reluctantly complied and once the plane landed in Houston, the puppy was dead. Passengers said once the mother realized what happened, she sat in the aisle and cried. Heartbreaking is how fellow passengers described the whole ordeal.
This is the official statement from United Airlines, “This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them.”
United Airlines says they are conducting a full investigation.
Source: Washington Post