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Loose biting dog forces emergency jet landing

Here's a little bit of airline havoc that's different from your typical liquid bans and over-enthusiastic pat-downs:

A US Airways flight headed to Phoenix made an emergency landing in Pittsburgh after a dog on board bit a passenger and a flight attendant.

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According to the Associated Press, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher says the flight left Newark, N.J., on Monday morning. A passenger carrying a dog let the animal out of its carrier and it bit two people while running through the plane.

The story said nothing about the severity of the bites. But the pilot decided to land in Pittsburgh to make sure everyone was OK.

US Airways allows passengers to carry certain pets if they are secured in approved carriers and kept under their seats.

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