Tue, 2 Apr, 2019
Passenger’s dog found dead after “running out of oxygen” on long haul flight
A husky has been found dead in the cargo hold of an Air France KLM Jetliner after running out of oxygen during the 11-hour flight.
The plane was travelling from Amsterdam and arriving in Los Angeles, and upon landing is when the dog was found.
Airline sources told TMZ that photos of the dog are “too disturbing to share”.
According to one Air France employee, the dog had been “incorrectly” loaded into the cargo hold and was unable to breathe on the non-stop flight.
A spokesperson for PETA has given their thoughts on the matter. They told The Sun:
"Tragedies like this one are exactly why airlines must require that animals travel in the main cabin only.
"PETA urges Air France-KLM to join airlines such as JetBlue and Southwest in prohibiting companion animals from being flown in the cargo hold, where they endure noise, extreme temperatures and sometimes inadequate pressurisation, before yet another sensitive animal suffers and dies, terrified and alone."
Air France policy states that passengers are allowed to keep a dog or cat weighing no more than 17 pounds (7 kg) in the cabin, but that’s only if the pet is at least 10 weeks old and has all required shots.
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