Catalina Castano traveled to New York on a United Airlines flight with her two children, her daughter 11 years old, and her 2-month old son. She also had their 10-month old French Bulldog, Kokito. Sadly, because of one flight attendant, their entire life was about to change.
They were flying to New York to see her husband, Brayan.
Catalina had Kokito in a standard pet carrier, which she placed under her seat like you would any other carry-on luggage.
It should have been an uneventful flight, but it ended in tragedy because of a flight attendant.
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Instead, Kokito would have to be placed in the overhead bin for the flight.
Catalina reluctantly complied since the flight attendant assured her that the pup would be fine.
Kokito the bulldog
She was unable to go check on Kokito during the flight due to turbulence. After the three hour flight, she went to retrieve her puppy and was dead.
Kokito had suffocated to death.
Another passenger on the flight said, “A stranger offered to hold her newborn while she sat on the floor there in the airplane aisle. She was holding her dog and rocking back and forth. Her daughter was also crying.
United Airlines has opened an investigation into the incident, and have released a statement.
“We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them. We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again,” the statement read.
But the Castano family lost a family member and they haven’t stopped crying.
Check out the video below:
RIP little Kokito.