It has been a very rough couple of years for John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Last January their 16-year-old son, Jett, died after suffering a seizure. And word is just coming out that last Thursday, two of their dogs were killed in a freak accident at an airport in Bangor, Maine.
The Bangor Daily News today published this email from Bangor Interim City Manager Bob Farrar to the nine city councilors:
At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, an airplane carrying members of the John Travolta family landed at BIA. While there, two small dogs were taken for a walk by someone who is not a family member. An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed. The airport is investigating the accident. Out of respect for the familys privacy the city will make no further comment.
Travolta and Preston were likely enroute to one of their homes, on nearby Isleboro. Travolta is an accomplished pilot, but there’s no information about whether he was piloting the plane that night, or who else was in the party.
Our hearts go out to him and his family.