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What do you think? Co Springs airline passengers chime in over death of dog in United overhead bin

WATCH Co Springs airline passengers chime in over death of dog in United overhead bin

The public is expressing outrage towards United Airline after a puppy died aboard a recent flight.

It happened on a flight from Houston to New York on Monday. 

According to witnesses, a flight attendant forced a family to put the dog into the overhead bin, saying the pet did not properly fit underneath the airplane seat. 

By the end of the flight, the dog was dead. 

Travelers shared their thoughts on the incident at the Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday, with most saying it was a senseless loss that should not have occurred. 

"It’s kind of messed up, honestly, I mean common sense right," said Aaron Echols, a passenger traveling through Colorado Springs from California. 

While most agreed it was likely a shortcoming of training for the flight attendant, some travelers say they would have fought back. 

"I mean, I just don’t know that I would have allowed that to happen if it was my dog," said Aaron Arb, from Arkansas. 

United released a statement after the incident, which read in part: "this never should have occurred.... pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. we assume full responsibility."

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