Autopsy In – Dog in United Overhead Bin Died of Suffocation

TMZ is reporting that Kokito, the French bulldog who was placed in a United overhead bin last March, officially died of suffocation.

According to results of Kokito’s necropsy, conducted at Cornell University, the 9-month-old puppy was the victim of the decreased oxygen levels in the overhead compartment. Stress combined with the animal’s narrow airway — which is common in the breed — were also factors.

While United has slowly started to allow dogs back in the cabin after crew went through mandatory sensitivity re-training, the airline continues to list French bulldogs on the the no-fly list due to “concern for higher adverse health risks.”

RelatedUpdate: Family Accuses United Attendant of Lying – ABC Corrects Previous Article Claiming Crew Was Unaware Animal Was in Bag

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  1. Has anyone been fired over this? And what the heck was wrong with the owner? What about the other pax? Failure everywhere.

  2. Because we had nothing better to spend money on. It really doesn’t matter what the dog died of in my opinion but I guess it helped TMZ come up with some “news”.

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