Air Canada pilot makes emergency landing to save dog from freezing.

Air Canada pilot makes emergency landing to save dog from freezing.
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Protect the paws.

Between the exceptionally nice deed and the threat of freezing temperatures, this might be the most Canadian news story of all time.

On this flight from Tel Aviv to Toronto, a pilot made an emergency landing in Frankfurt when he got word of a heating malfunction in the plane's cargo area. Down there was Simba, a seven-year-old (49 in dog years) French bulldog in a crate in the area, and the potential for plummeting temperatures could have endangered his health.

Simba was placed on another plane in Frankfurt as the pilot flew the rest of the human passengers to Toronto. 

This emergency landing might cost Air Canada $10,000 (Canadian, though), but at least it didn't cost Simba his life. 

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