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United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

People stand in line March 15, 2017, at a United Airlines counter at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (Seth Wenig / AP)
People stand in line March 15, 2017, at a United Airlines counter at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (Seth Wenig / AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Airlines says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.

KCTV reports that Kara Swindle and her two children flew from Oregon to Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday on a United flight.

They went to a cargo facility to pick up 10-year-old Irgo, a German shepherd, but were instead given a Great Dane. Swindle, of Wichita, Kansas, learned Irgo had been put on a flight to Japan, where the Great Dane was supposed to go.

Airline officials in Japan put Irgo on a flight back to Kansas City. It isn’t clear when the dog will arrive.

The news of Irgo’s unplanned odyssey comes as United admits another dog died after a flight attendant forced it to travel in an overhead bin on a Houston-to-New York flight.

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