Runaway Dog Causes Airport Closure in Brazil

Posted Dec 13th 2010 12:15 PMUpdated Dec 13th 2010 12:29 PM

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One of Brazil's largest airports was shut down after a tiny dog escaped from her owner's arms and ran towards a runway.

Controllers at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo say they stopped operations out of concern that the miniature pinscher would get sucked into a plane's engines or collide with an aircraft on the runway.

The 12-inch-tall dog arrived at the airport on a cargo flight and took off when her owner was trying to put her in a car.

A search was organized involving firefighters and other airport personnel.

Meanwhile, flights to and from the domestic airport were suspended for 24 minutes. The dog was not found.

Four flights experienced delays and one flight was diverted to an airport in Viracopos, about 60 miles away.

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NancyY

I've always owned larger breeds of dogs; my Toby is an American Bulldog who weighs 95 lbs and he's still a puppy. You can't get away with holding dogs like him in your lap, LOL

December 13 2010 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JEAN

MARIE YOU ARE A SICK PERSON

December 13 2010 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dmainswo

Maria - YOU are disgusting and devoid of a sense of humor.

December 13 2010 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dmainswo

I also have MinPins. They are fast and wonderful. Hope there is a happy reunion.

December 13 2010 at 8:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony

Put the dog in a blender at high speed....

December 13 2010 at 7:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
M.A.Korman

The stupid owner got what she deserved for not having a collar and leash on the dog. This tragedy could have been avoided if the owner had been sensible.

December 13 2010 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
FluteLady

Does this remind anyone else of the scene toward the end of "The Wizard of Oz" where a dog escapes from a woman's arms and this is what causes the balloon to take off prematurely before Dorothy can get inside?!

December 13 2010 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jenna

what an imbecile you are maria.....we should be only so lucky if you end up in the planes engines one day.

December 13 2010 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bjreg3

they need to take the owner out behind the shed and beat the tar out of him for not having the dog in a crate/ on a leash. What an irresponsible owner. In addition, maybe they should charge him for the costs of diverting all those planes and the fuel burned up.

December 13 2010 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jasmine

It says the dog was never found, which probably means, before the airport was even aware and everyone started to try and find it, it most likely got sucked into a planes engine and is now dog meat. LOL hahahahaha

December 13 2010 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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