Air Canada pilot diverts flight to save a dog traveling in cargo

Thank you sir pilot:

When cargo heating suddenly malfunctioned, an Air Canada pilot diverted a trans-Atlantic flight to save the life of a dog onboard

Seven-year-old French bulldog Simba was in the cargo on a flight from Tel Aviv to Toronto on Sept. 13 when the pilot received indication that one of the cargo hold heaters had malfunctioned and the temperature was falling. The pilot, definitely a dog person, was so concerned for Simba’s life he diverted to Frankfurt airport.

“If you look at the outside temperature, if it’s minus 50 or 60, there is some insulation but it will probably still get down to below freezing (in the cargo area),” aviation expert Phyl Durby told City News. “The captain is responsible for all lives on board, whether it’s human or K-9.” Read more…


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