John Travolta's dogs killed in airport mishap; airline offers credit for loss of Canadian couple's dog
The Travoltas, dogs in tow, reportedly landed at the airport about 1 a.m. May 13. An unidentified person, described as "someone who is not a family member" in a statement released by the city confirming the accident, was walking the dogs from the tarmac to a nearby grassy area when they were struck by an airport service truck whose driver failed to see them. The dogs were both on leashes when they were hit, according to the Associated Press.
The airport is investigating the accident, the Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday. It's unclear whether the driver, who has not been named, will face charges or disciplinary action. The person walking the dogs was not injured.
Airport mishaps involving dogs have been a hot topic in recent weeks; the Travolta incident was preceded by one in which a dog was lost while in the care of Delta Airlines staff members in the Mexico City airport.