Friday, June 25, 2010
Turtle stops plane from taking off.
A small turtle in a cage was the cause of tears and commotion on an AirTran flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee. Employees first let three girls on the plane with their caged turtle but then demanded they get rid of it after bringing the plane back to the terminal. The girls threw it in the trash in the hopes that their father could retrieve it when he returned to the airport. Another employee rescued the turtle from the trash and took it home. AirTran finally decided to get the turtle and fly it to Milwaukee free of charge. The girls' mother contacted PETA who is demanding this be investigated. turtle flies home