Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dog attacks passengers on US Airways flight

A small dog jumped out of its cage and bit two people aboard a Phoenix-bound US Airways flight on Monday, forcing the captain to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh, an airline spokeswoman said.

The small dog, whose breed was not immediately known, bit a passenger and a flight attendant, Valerie Wunder, spokeswoman for US Airways said. The bite victims were treated by medical personnel at Pittsburgh Airport.

The dog owner opened the cage despite having been told not to, the spokeswoman said.

The captain of flight 522 from Newark to Phoenix carrying 122 passengers decided to divert the plane because he "wanted to make sure everybody was ok," Wunder said.

Wunder said she did not know if charges would be filed against the owner of the dog.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shoot the dog, bill the owner.