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Air Canada Pilot diverts flight to Save a Dog from Freezing!

17 Sep 2015 | by | Posted in: Wag News

On 16th September 2015, an Air Canada flight was diverted as soon as the pilot realised that a cargo hold heating unit failed. This was threatening the life of a pet dog.


A 7 year old French bulldog, Simba, was riding in the cargo hold where, if not heated, temperatures can fall down to freezing levels at high altitudes.

Thus this Sunday flight from Tel Aviv - Israel - Toronto - Canada, was diverted to Frankfurt in Germany.

Nearly 200 travellers suffered a delay of more than an hour.

The spokesman for AirCanada, Peter Fitzpatrick said "The overall reaction was positive, especially once people understood that the dog was in potential danger, and could be saved as a result of the diversion."

Mr Fitzpatrick added that, while the heating unit is not critical to people on board completing a journey, but the pilot chose to divert the flight just before it was to head over the Atlantic Ocean, in order to protect the life of the animal on board.

Simba's owner, German Kontorovich, was grateful for pilot's quick action and good kind intention.

"It's my dog, who's just like my child. He is everything to me." an emotional Mr Kontorovich told the City News.

We wish Simba and Mr Kontorovich togetherness for an eternity! And we sincerely hope that Airlines in India can learn a thing or two here!!


News coutesy: bbc.com

Pic courtesy: City News.

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