Dog flown overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

Kara Swindle and her dog, Irgo.

The dogs were put on the wrong flights in Denver.

Posted: Mar. 16, 2018 12:26 PM
Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 12:32 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A dog who was mistakenly flown to Japan is back with his family in Kansas.

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The German Shepherd, named Irgo, arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane from Japan.

Kara Swindle and her two children were flying on United Airlines from Oregon to Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday during a move to Wichita, Kansas.

When they went to pick up Irgo, they instead were given a Great Dane.

United said in a statement that the dogs were somehow put on the wrong flights during a connecting flight in Denver.

Irgo's misadventure began a day after a French bulldog puppy died aboard a United flight after a flight attendant required a passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin.

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