Two dogs belonging to stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston were run over and killed on the runway of Bangor International Airport in Maine after the family’s private jet landed there last Thursday.
A service vehicle at the airport struck and killed The Travoltas’ dogs as the pets were being walked, according to airport officials. The city issued the statement after The Bangor Daily News newspaper confirmed the accident through an e-mail from the city manager to the City Council.
The airport’s interim manager Bob Farrar and airport director Rebecca Hupp released the following statement concerning the incident.
“At approximately 1am on Thursday, May 13, 2010 an airplane carrying members of the John Travolta family landed at BIA. While there, two small dogs were taken for a walk by someone who is not a family member. An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed.”
How incredibly sad! Especially when you consider that its only been a year since The Travoltas lost their beloved son Jett.