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Puppy Dies On United Flight After Flight Attendant Stores It In Overhead Bin

By Mark Pygas

It's been just under a year since United Airlines made headlines when a doctor was forcefully removed from a United Airlines Flight from Chicago to Louisville after the airline overbooked. Distributing video recorded by other passengers showed Dr. David Dao of Louisville being pulled from his seat by several airport police officers. He suffered a broken nose, lost several teeth and a concussion in the incident. 

And now, United Airlines is making headlines again after a flight attendant insisted that a 10-month-old bulldog puppy, in a kennel, be stored in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York. The dog had died due to suffocation by the time the plane landed in LaGuardia, according to the Boston Globe

The dog's owners, Catalina Castano, told Buzzfeed News that she had been travelling with her 11-year-old daughter, and 2-month-old son after visiting their father and husband, Brayan. The 10-month-old  bulldog puppy Kokito was in a pet carrier and she had initially placed the dog under the seat in front of her.