Travolta famously flies his own planes, and he was refuelling is private jet at Bangor International Airport in the USA this week when he asked an employee of the airport to give his dogs some exercise. The employee took the dogs, both on a lead, for a walk. However, while he did so, they were involved in an accident involving a service truck belonging to the airport.
A statement read:
“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. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy the city will make no further comment.”
When Travolta heard about the incident he was understandably outraged, before bursting into tears.
John Travolta’s son Jett died last year, aged just 16 years old.