*A family is in mourning and masses of folks are in shock after a 10-month-old French Bulldog was found dead in an overhead bin of a United Airlines flight.
United Airlines Flight 1284 began in Houston on Monday with a destination to New York’s La Guardia Airport.
A woman traveling with two young children was told by a flight attendant to place the French bulldog, called “Papacito,” and its carrier in the overhead, according to what June Lara, a passenger sitting nearby reportedly said.
United Airlines has issued an apology, calling the death of the puppy “a tragic accident.” And according to the video report, the flight attendant denies ever knowing there was a dog in the bag.
The flight attendants “felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water,” Lara wrote on Facebook.
“They INSISTED that the puppy be locked up for three hours without any kind of airflow. They assured the safety of the family’s pet so wearily, the mother agreed.”
What the f**k were they thinking?
No way in HELL is sorry enough!
The family said that during the flight they could hear the dog barking, but due to turbulence, no one checked on the dog until after the flight.
A very tearful little girl spoke about the incident on camera below, to GMA.
This is so very confusing, all airlines pet policies call for small pets to be in the appropriate carrier and placed under the seat. But according to what the daughter told GMA, when they informed the flight attendant that the carrier under their seat had a dog inside, the attendant said it didn’t matter and demanded that they put the carrier up above in the bin.
Social media posts are in total support of the family, who attempted to resuscitate the dog’s lifeless body after they found him
United said it would assume full responsibility for the incident and that it was investigating what happened to prevent such an incident from happening again.
See the sad ABC News video report on the tragic incident below.