Autopsy In – Dog in United Overhead Bin Died of Suffocation

by Adam

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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Stephan May 2, 2018 - 10:16 pm

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

Patrick May 3, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Failure everywhere is seriously the perfect way to describe the world right now.

DaninMCI May 3, 2018 - 6:00 am

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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