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08-04-2010, 06:43 PM
Let's not throw anything living in the cargo bin when we fly

Appreciate it

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Seven puppies have died after flying in the cargo hold of an American Airlines jet.

American says it contacted the shipper who put the puppies on a Tuesday morning flight from Tulsa, Okla., to Chicago, and is investigating further.

Airline spokeswoman Mary Frances ***an said Wednesday the shipper put 14 puppies aboard Flight 851, which was scheduled to leave Tulsa at 6:30 a.m. but was delayed an hour by storms in Chicago. As the plane sat on the tarmac in Tulsa, it was already 86 degrees before 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

***an said baggage handlers taking the puppies to a kennel area at O'Hare Airport grew concerned because they looked lethargic.

Employees tried to cool down the dogs, and they were taken to a vet's office, but five died initially and two others died later, ***an said.