Two dogs belonging to stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston were run over and killed on the runway of Bangor International Airport in Maine after the family’s private jet landed there last Thursday.
“The airport takes safety very seriously,” airport director Rebecca Hupp told the BDN, adding the facility generally does not name its visitors for the sake of privacy. “Many flights come and go without incidents. Clearly, this is an unfortunate accident. Our deepest sympathies are with the family.”
According to the News, the accident occurred shortly after the plane landed at Bangor International Airport. Someone who was not a family member took the two small dogs for a walk, when an airport service vehicle struck and killed them.
The airport’s interim manager Bob Farrar and airport director Rebecca Hupp released the following statement concerning the incident.
“At approximately 1am on Thursday, May 13, 2010 an airplane carrying members of the John Travolta family landed at BIA. 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.”
This is another tragic incident for the “Old Dogs” star since they lost their beloved son Jett after a fatal seizure last year.