Airline Apologizes For Losing Girl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Boston (AP) -- Continental Airlines is apologizing for sending a 10-year-old Massachusetts girl flying unaccompanied to the wrong destination, setting off a panic among her family.

Jonathan Kamens says he put his daughter, Miriam, on a Cleveland-bound flight at Logan Airport in Boston on Sunday to visit her grandparents.

He tells WBZ-TV that shortly after the plane landed in Ohio, his father-in-law called saying she had not arrived.

Kamens says for 45 minutes no one could tell him where his daughter was.

She was finally located unharmed in Newark, N.J.

Kamens says the number of people who failed to do their jobs is "mindboggling."

The airline said in a statement the error was caused by "miscommunication among staff."

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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