A family's dog died after it was put in an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight.

The flight was headed from Houston to New York on Monday night (March 12) when a United flight attendant ordered the animal be put in an overhead bin on the plane. The airline took responsibility for the event offering their "deepest condolences to the family."

This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred

Other passengers posted photos of the family after the United flight landed at LaGuardia Airport. Some said they heard the dog barking during the flight.

United said they were investigating the incident and "talking to the flight attendant" who hasn't been identified.

This isn't the first time United has been connected to the loss, injury or death of an animal. Just last year there were 24 incidents reported by carriers and United was responsible for an alarming 18 injuries or deaths of animals that traveled on their planes as cargo.

Of those 18 incidents, United reported that several animals injured themselves clawing at the interiors of their shipping containers and that medical exams determined several others died during the journey due to natural causes.

Would you have put your dog in the overhead bin? Should the attendant be allowed to keep their job? Sound off in the comments and let us know.