A large boxer dog that chewed its way out of a kennel while awaiting a flight to Paris at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) caused one incoming flight to be delayed and held up a departing flight on July 1.
The dog, described as large and brown, got loose at 7:23 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Nancy Castles, the public relations director of Los Angeles World Airports, which operates the airport.
Airport operations officials went into action at 7:30 p.m. and by 8:30 p.m. had the dog back in a newly repaired kennel and on its way to Paris on schedule, Castles said.
Four airport operations personnel cornered the dog at a ditch just inside the northside perimeter fence near Lincoln Boulevard, Castles said.
The dog’s owner had departed in the morning and was not aware of what had happened, Castles said.
No one was injured during the dog’s adventures.