May 22, 2010

John Travolta’s dogs killed in airport mishap

Actor John Travolta’s two dogs were accidentally hit and killed by an airport service truck. The poor pooches were struck when the driver failed to see them crossing from the tarmac to a grassy area to be walked.

Bangor Interim City Manager Bob Farrar, sent the below statement to Bangor Daily News about the incident”

“At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, an airplane carrying members of the John Travolta family landed at BIA. While there, two small dogs were taken for a walk by someone who is not a family member. An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy the city will make no further comment.”

The unfortunate incident comes after another highly-publicized pet mishap with Paco the dog, who got lost on a Delta flight from Mexico. The DOT since 2005 has required that all airlines file Animal Airline Incident Reports for all pets that are lost or injured during transport. We love our furry Customers (whether pets or otherwise) and have an extensive JetPaws blue-to-the-bone pet program.

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