Airline apologises for death of dog on delayed plane

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Houston — United Airlines is apologising to the owners of a dog who died in the cargo hold of a plane on a flight from Houston to San Francisco.

A United spokesman said Tuesday that the airline is reviewing the incident.

SEE: United Airline saga: Aviation officer shares his side of the incident

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that a local family says their five-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel was on a flight that was delayed on the ground for two hours on Sunday.

WATCH: United insists giant bunny was alive when flight landed

The Transportation Department says a dog died in June on a United flight from New Jersey to Florida. That's the only pet death on an airline reported for June, and in April United Airlines was embroiled in the death of the giant rabbit Simon that was on its way to breaking a world record. In 2016, nine animals died and 14 were injured on United flights, more than on any other US airline.

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