Barking dog sends plane to emergency landing

A small dog jumped out of its cage and bit a passenger and a flight attendant on a Phoenix-bound US

A doggone mess

Airways plane on Monday, forcing the captain to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh.

The dog’s owner opened the cage despite being told not to, said Valerie Wunder, a spokeswoman for US Airways.

The captain of Flight 522 from Newark to Phoenix, carrying 122 passengers, decided to divert the plane because he “wanted to make sure everybody was OK,” Wunder said, adding she did not know whether charges would be filed against the dog’s owner.

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