6th Iditarod Dog Dies During Airplane Flight - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

6th Iditarod Dog Dies During Airplane Flight

Posted: Updated:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A sixth dog in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race has died.

Race officials say the dog on Alan Peck's team died during a flight from Shaktoolik to Nome.

The musher had scratched in Shaktoolik, and officials were picking up the dog team Monday. Race spokesman Chas St. George says the airplane encountered significant turbulence during the flight. The pilot was forced to land in Golovin, where it was discovered that one of the dogs, a 2-year-old female name Cirque, had died.

St. George says the dogs were in good condition when loaded onto the plane. A necropsy has been scheduled.

© 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

    Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:01 AM EST2018-02-25 09:01:05 GMT
    Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online. 
    Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online. 
  • IOC recommends upholding ban of Russia through Winter Games

    IOC recommends upholding ban of Russia through Winter Games

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-02-25 02:26:39 GMT
    Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The IOC executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Winter Games. (Clive Mason/Pool Photo via AP)Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The IOC executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Winter Games. (Clive Mason/Pool Photo via AP)

    The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

     

    The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

     
  • United States men's curling brings home the gold

    United States men's curling brings home the gold

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:56 PM EST2018-02-25 01:56:02 GMT
    Skip John Schuster of Duluth, Mn., thorws a stone in the mens final at the U.S. Curling Trials. Schuster and his three teammates won gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Skip John Schuster of Duluth, Mn., thorws a stone in the mens final at the U.S. Curling Trials. Schuster and his three teammates won gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    The underdog U.S. men's curling team has won gold at the Olympics, beating favored Sweden 10-7.

     

    The underdog U.S. men's curling team has won gold at the Olympics, beating favored Sweden 10-7.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.