A Pilot Diverted An International Flight To Save The Life Of This Small Dog
Pilots are responsible for every life on board a plane, an airline spokesperson said.
An Air Canada pilot is being praised for his actions after he diverted an international flight to save the life of a small dog traveling in the plane's cargo hold.
French bulldog Simba was traveling in a crate on the flight between Tel Aviv and Toronto on Sunday when the pilot received a warning that one of the cargo hold's heaters had malfunctioned and the temperature had started to fall, City News reported.
"As soon as the crew became aware of the temperature issue, the captain grew rightfully concerned for the dog's comfort and wellbeing," Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
"With the altitude it can become very uncomfortable, and possibly the situation could have been life threatening if the flight had continued," Fitzpatrick said.