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John Travolta's Dogs Run Over By Airport Worker

May 17 2010, Published 9:55 a.m. ET

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John Travolta and his family suffered from another loss on Thursday when two of their dogs accidentally were run over by a Bangor International Airport employee in Maine.

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"At approximately 1 a.m. 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," the city of Bangor, Maine, said in an e-mail to the Bangor Daily News.

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"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. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy the city will make no further comment.”

“The airport takes safety very seriously,” airport director Rebecca Hupp said Monday afternoon. “Many flights come and go without incidents. Clearly, this is an unfortunate accident. Our deepest sympathies are with the family.”

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Travolta owns a home on Islesboro off the coast of Waldo County in Maine. When reached on Monday, Travolta's publicist said he was unaware of what had happened.

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