“At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, an airplane carrying members of the John Travolta family landed at [Bangor International Airport]. While there, two small dogs were taken for a walk by someone who is not a family member. An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy the city will make no further comment.”
Sad stuff, obviously, and I hate to make jokes at a time like this, but can I share with you my favorite part of the article? Please? Ok, it's this part:
“The airport takes safety very seriously,” Hupp said Monday afternoon. “Many flights come and go without incidents. Clearly, this is an unfortunate accident. Our deepest sympathies are with the family.”
Comforting, no? There have been many times when flights have left or arrived at Bangor International Airport without anyone's dogs being killed.