LOS ANGELES / March 19, 2019 – A dog was found dead at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday in the cargo hold of a KLM B747 on Flight KL601 from Amsterdam to Los Angeles. The dog died due to lack of oxygen.
According to TMZ, airline sources told that the dog – which looks like a husky – was found dead Tuesday afternoon in the cargo hold.
The dog died after being deprived of oxygen on board of the KLM B747. Flight KL601 was a non-stop flight that lasted over 10 hours.
Sources from the airline reported that the dog was loaded into the cargo hold incorrectly.
A spokesperson for KLM said “The dog’s owner has been notified and we express our condolences”. In cooperation with the local health authority in the US, the dog was examined to ensure there was no immediately obvious public health threat. According to KLM’s pet policy, the dog was loaded correctly.
The dog’s owner was required to pick up the deceased dog at Air France’s LAX warehouse, TMZ reported.
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