Plane en route to Phoenix lands in Pittsburgh after dog bites 2

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

Authorities say the 89-year-old New Jersey woman was traveling with her dog, Mandy, on Flight 522 from Newark, N.J., to Phoenix on Monday when the dog became agitated. A passenger tried to calm the dog when it bit the passenger and broke out of its cage.

Authorities say the 12-pound dog 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 and landed in Phoenix hours later.

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

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