Dog Was Trapped In Freezing Cargo Hold, But Pilot’s $10,000 Decision Saved It’s Life.

A pilot flying an international flight from Tel-Aviv to Ontario just saved the life of a sweet French bulldog named Simba.

The 7-year-old pup was taking residence in the cargo area during the flight… which was about to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. So when a malfunciton of the cargo area’s heating unit came to the pilot’s attention, he had a very difficult decision to make: Take their chances with Simba possibly freezing to death or turn around and go to a different airport.

Thankfully, the captain diverted the plane to a runway in Frankfurt, Germany… and saved Simba’s life!

There Simba was scheduled for the next flight and was soon reunited with his very grateful owner.

While the diversion added on 75 minutes to the flight and over $10,000 to the airline’s fuel bill, aviation expert Phyl Durby says the pilot absollutely made the right call.

“If you look at the outside temperature, if it’s minus 50 or 60, there is some insulation but it will probably still get down to below freezing (in the cargo area),” Durby said.

And we sure are glad the right decision was made!  Just look at this face!

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