United plane heading to St. Louis diverted after pet mistakenly loaded onboard

Javier Stokes
March 18, 2018

Flight 3996 was carrying 33 passengers from Newark, New Jersey, to St. Louis, but the pet was due to fly from New Jersey to Akron.

Or the one where a German shepherd was sent to Japan instead of Kansas.

The passengers were provided compensation for their inconvenience, Noonan said, without providing additional details. He tells 5 On Your Side about an hour into the flight the captain told passengers they flight had "miss-boarded cargo" and diverted the flight to Akron.

United said that the dogs were put on the wrong planes when being moved from connecting flights in Denver. Eighteen of those 24 were on United Airlines flights.

On Monday, a French bulldog apparently died after a flight attendant forced the family to load their dog into an overhead compartment.

The Transportation Department is investigating the incident. The bill is called Welfare of Our Furry Friends Act, or WOOFF.

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A dog who was mistakenly flown to Japan is back with his family in Kansas.

And the Harris County District Attorney's Office, in Texas, told a local news outlet that its animal-cruelty task force would conduct an investigation into the death.

The dog named Irgo ended up on a private plane that United chartered from Japan.

Irgo arrived on Thursday on a United Airlines corporate jet.

United Airlines is making headlines for the third time this week after another pet mishap.

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