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Dog Dies on United Airlines Flight After Attendant Orders Passenger to Put Pet in Overhead Bin

Dog Dies on United Airlines Flight After Attendant Orders Passenger to Put Pet in Overhead Bin

A dog died when a passenger was ordered by a flight attendant to place her dog in an overhead bin during a flight from Houston to New York's Laguardia Airport.

Chicago-based United Airlines is accepting responsibility for a dog's in-flight death after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the pet in the overhead compartment.

A passenger boarded United flight 1284 from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia airport, with the dog inside a TSA-approved carrier, the aviation website "The Points Guy" reported Tuesday.

United Airlines told NBC 5 it was a "tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin."

Passenger Maggie Gremminger told aviation website One Mile at a Time that the dog owner "adamantly pushed back" on the flight attendant's demand for the dog to go in the overhead compartment before complying.

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