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.