Pet turtle causes taxiing plane to return to gate

June 27th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Atlanta, Jun 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sisters Carley, Annie and Rebecca had their pet turtle with them in a cage aboard a plane. However the employees of the AirTran Airways asked them to leave the turtle on the ground, if they wanted to fly with the airline.

So the 3 sisters caused the taxiing plane to stop and head back to the head, where they were led out of the plane and asked to get rid of the caged, 2-inch turtle. They were disappointed to say the least, and were also crying because they had to throw the turtle in the trashcan.

Their pet turtle was named Neytiri, after the princess of the blockbuster movie Avatar.

Rebecca said that, “I asked, ‘What do you mean get rid of it?’ and they said throw it away. I was very sad, and I felt bad for my littlest sister because it was her first pet and she was planning to take care of it herself.”

However the sisters were in for a surprise, because they managed to be reunited with their beloved turtle after a couple of days. They had thought that the turtle was lost in the trashcan, but it was a happy shock for them to get him back.

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