Jet lands in Pittsburgh after dog bites 2 aboard

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities aren't citing the owner of a dog that bit two people on a US Airways flight to Phoenix, forcing an emergency landing in Pittsburgh.

Authorities say the 89-year-old New Jersey woman was traveling with her Manchester terrier, Mandy, on Flight 522 from Newark, N.J., to Phoenix on Monday when the animal became agitated.

A passenger tried to calm the dog, but it bit the passenger and broke out of its cage. Authorities say the 12-pound animal then ran and bit a flight attendant.

There were 122 passengers and five crew members aboard. The bites were not severe, but the pilot landed the plane as a precaution. The flight resumed without the woman and her dog.

The woman spoke with authorities before boarding a different flight to Phoenix.

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