AirTran to Shell Out Ticket to Turtle

AirTran Flight 421 was leaving the gate at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Tuesday when the pilot turned the jet around and told passengers they had to go back.

The reason? There was a turtle on the plane.

The coin-sized reptile belonged to a 10-year-old girl, who ended up having to leave her pet behind in the trash.

The Helm sisters were in better spirits Wednesday night as they played Wii in the living room of their Milwaukee home. But it was a different story Tuesday.

Ten-year-old Carley was distraught when AirTran officials in Atlanta turned their plane around to kick her tiny turtle “Bug” off the flight.

“He was like this big,” she said forming a small circle with her little hands, adding that he was harmless.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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