United Airlines has third dog-related mishap in a week

United Airlines experiences third dog mishap on flight

On Friday, the airline announced that Flight 3996 was diverted to Akron after officials discovered the animal was on the flight bound for St. Louis, airline spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin said.

The dog was mistakenly loaded on the plane but was later "safely delivered to its owner", she said.

Then, days later, the airline sent a German Shepard that was supposed to go to Kansas was sent to Japan.

On Monday, a 10-month-old French bulldog puppy named Kokito died aboard a United Airlines flight from Houston to NY after a flight attendant ordered the owner to place the dog's carrier - with the dog still inside - in the overheard bin because it was blocking the aisle.

The airline says all passengers aboard the plane were compensated for the diversion, NBC New York reported. He tells 5 On Your Side about an hour into the flight the captain told passengers they flight had "miss-boarded cargo" and diverted the flight to Akron.

United Airlines had another issue with one of its canine travelers.

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Things just got even worse for United Airlines.

Sens. John Kennedy, R-La., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., introduced a bill Thursday to prohibit airlines from storing animals in overhead compartments.

On Wednesday, the airline mistakenly shipped a dog to Japan instead of Kansas City.

And the Harris County District Attorney's Office, in Texas, told a local news outlet that its animal-cruelty task force would conduct an investigation into the death.

The German Shepherd, named Irgo, arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane from Japan. The mix-up occurred during connecting flights in Denver.

It was the third mishap involving a dog this week.

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