Flight diverted after dog gets loose on plane
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A US Airways flight from Newark to Phoenix was diverted to Pittsburgh on Monday morning after a passenger's small dog got loose and bit a flight attendant and another passenger.
Flight 522 from Newark, an Airbus carrying 122 passengers, landed at Pittsburgh International Airport, where medical personnel treated the two people who were bitten.
US Airways said the passenger with the dog was supposed to keep it in its cage under her seat, which is the airline's policy. But she took it out and the animal ran loose.
The pilot diverted the plane as a precaution and air traffic controllers were notified at about 7:22 a.m. to request an emergency landing. US Airways found other flights for the passengers headed to Phoenix.
It wasn't clear what will happen to the passenger with the dog. US Airways officials could not be reached for comment.
First Published December 7, 2010 12:00 am