A dog died on a Unite Airlines flight Monday after a flight attendant forced a passenger to put the pet in an overhead bin. "They assured the safety of the family's pet so wearily, the mother agreed", passenger June Lara wrote.
Lara said passengers could hear the dog's "cries" throughout the flight.
Gremminger said the dog was barking from the overhead bin for at least 30 minutes but was dead by the time the owner went to get the dog when the plane landed.
Joined disclosed to ABC News it accepts full accountability for the dog's passing. It was found dead when the plane landed in NY and the owner opened the luggage bin.More news: Heather Locklear domestic violence charges dropped
According to social media posts from Laura and Gremminger, the flight was from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to LaGuardia Airport in NY.
"She said that she did not know there was a dog in the bag, and if so she never would have instructed it to be put in the bin above", she said. 'I held her baby as the mother attempted to resuscitate their 10 month old puppy.
"I want to help this woman and her daughter", she tweeted.
The incident took place on United Airlines Flight 1284 from Houston, Texas to New York's LaGuardia Airport.More news: Trailer released of Varun Dhawan's upcoming film 'October'
United Airlines issued an apology to the passenger, saying, in part, that the dog should never have been placed in the overhead bin and "we assume full responsibility for this tragedy". "We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again".
United's pet policy says animals must be in a carrier that can fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger.
The airline's pet policy states that "domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and household birds" are permitted in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the USA with a $125 service fee.More news: National Weather Service Increases Snow Forecast For Framingham