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  • John Travolta's dogs killed in airport accident: report

    Two dogs belonging to actor John Travolta were killed in a freak accident at an airport in Maine last week, the Bangor Daily News reports.

    According to the News, the accident occurred Thursday,  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 News discovered the accident after it obtained an email sent by the Bangor city to other officials. The city later released a statement to the newspaper saying, “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. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy the city will make no further comment.”

    It is unclear whether any charges will be filed against the unnamed employee. The assistant walking the dog was unharmed.

    The Travoltas own a home in the area. The “Grease” actor is also an accomplished pilot, although it is unclear whether he was flying the plane that landed at the airport.

    Last January, his 16-year-old son Jett suffered a fatal seizure while vacationing with the family in the Bahamas.

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