Dog droppings force plane in route to Philly to make emergency landing
A Philadelphia-bound flight from Los Angeles made an emergency landing mid-way through the journey after a dog soiled the plane’s rug, reports say.
According to Inside Edition, a service dog aboard US Airways Flight 598 from Los Angeles to Philadelphia made at least three deposits in the middle of the aisle, which caused several surrounding passengers to become physically ill.
The plane was diverted to an airport in Kansas City, Missouri, where crews cleaned the cabin.
Passengers then re-boarded the plane and landed in Philadelphia a few hours afterward.
Steve McCall, who was on-board at the time of the incident, told the news outlet that before the plane departed from Los Angeles International Airport it sat idle on the tarmac for two hours due to fueling issues.
McCall said the owner apologized for the inconvenience and collected passenger addresses afterward with the intent of mailing out Starbucks gift cards as an Olive Branch.
“This is the most unique flight experience I’ve ever had!” McCall told Inside Edition.