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Rome-Fiumicino: dog escapes from cargo hold of taxiing airplane
Last updated: 2 October 2014

published: 11 AUG 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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A Blue Air Boeing 737 was taxiing to the runway at Roma-Fiumicino (FCO) when a dog escaped from the cargo hold. The flight crew of another aircraft spotted the dog and warned the controllers. Blue Air flight 115 to Bucharest, Romania was delayed fro two hours because of the incident. An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside. (La Repubblica)