A dog has died after falling out of a plane during takeoff at the Blue Grass Airport in Kentucky.
The plane was being chartered by Pilots N Paws, a non-profit organisation that helps rescue animals reach new homes.
Volunteer pilots join together with those that rescue, shelter or foster animals to help move them to a better life, reports the Inquisitr.
The pilot in this case is said to be devastated after a door that was underneath the plane fell open, and Nala, who had five puppies on board, fell out.
He had picked up the dogs from Kentucky and was then going to take them in a smaller plane to their new home.
The incident occurred at 11.45am on Friday morning, and the pilot turned back to Blue Grass Airport as soon as he realised the door was open.
According to WKYT.com, the woman who set the trip up says they believe a handkerchief Nala was wearing may have got caught in the door causing it to come open.
It was initially thought that two of the puppies had also fallen out of the plane, but they were found under one of the seats in the main cabin.
All five puppies were found unharmed, and were continued their journey on to their new home.
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