The scandal-hit United Airlines is facing another problem when a large valuable rabbit died in one of its flights. The three-foot rabbit named Simon was predicted to be the world's largest but was found dead in the cargo section of the Boeing 767.
According to the Sun, the flight coming from Heathrow was bound for the U.S. to deliver the rabbit to its new celebrity owner. "Simon had a vet's check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle", breeder Annette Edwards said, "Something very strange has happened and I want to know what." She also added that it's the first time that this incident happened since she's sent rabbits all around the world before.
Ten-month-old Simon was predicted to be the world's biggest rabbit and outgrow its father, Darius, which grew to be 4-feet and 4 inches long. Edwards said that the would-be owner of Simon was a famous celebrity and that he's really upset.
Continental giants are a very expensive breed to keep. It costs about £5,000 (about $6,400) a year of expenses just to keep and maintain this breed. Edwards even gets £500 (about $640) every time they hire her rabbits.
Travel & Leisure reported that United Airlines did release a statement that it was "saddened to hear this news," and that it was trying to dig deeper on how the incident happened. The company has already been facing a backlash since it forcibly dragged a doctor out of his seat due to an overbooked flight.
The death of Simon has become the talk of the town resulting to jokes and puns on social media. But it appears that United Airlines is about to face another legal claim from Edwards, a former Playboy model. She has also undergone plastic surgery before so she could look like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit.