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American Airlines Still Probing Dog Deaths

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By Pamela Jones for

Did the heat kill seven puppies after a flight to Chicago? That’s a question officials with American Airlines hope necropsy reports will answer.

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones says it’s a case that has some animal lovers asking why the dogs were allowed on the plane in hot weather.

Your flight’s delayed, and you’re sitting on the ground at the airport. The summer sun and the heat are rising. Imagine sitting in the cargo hold in that scenario.

That’s what 14 puppies had to endure on an American Airlines flight Tuesday; but 7 didn’t make it in the end.

“The real danger here is the tarmac. I have enough trouble being on flights when the temperature is bad,” travel expert Peter Greenberg says. “So imagine what happens to your animal when it’s sitting on the tarmac.”

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12 years ago

Animal lovers, please do not use American Airlines. They are a sponsor of Cheyenne Frontier Days:


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