Tuesday 27 June 2017

Emergency landing after dog attack

A dog travelling with its owner on a US flight bit two people, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing
A dog travelling with its owner on a US flight bit two people, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing

A dog travelling with its owner on a US flight bit two people, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

The 89-year-old woman was travelling with her Manchester terrier, Mandy, on Flight 522 from Newark, New Jersey to Phoenix, Arizona, when the animal became agitated.

A passenger tried to calm the dog, but it bit the passenger and broke out of its cage.

The 12-lb animal then ran and bit a flight attendant.

The bites were not severe, but the pilot landed the plane in Pittsburgh as a precaution. The US Airways flight, carrying 122 passengers and five crew, resumed without the woman and her dog.

The woman boarded a different flight to Phoenix.

Officials said she would not face charges.

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