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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: May 10, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AS539
Originating Airport: 000
Destination Airport: 000
Reporting Airport: 000


Report:

Narrative description of incident: A large breed dog was placed in cargo hold with other animals. The dog escaped from its kennel, breached the cat’s kennel and attacked and killed the cat.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: The exact cause is unknown. A dog was transported in a kennel not strong enough to contain its level of aggression and placed in a cargo hold with other animals. Dog owner was taken into police custody.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: Dog owner banned from Alaska Airlines for 12 months and the dog is banned permanently.

PetFlight Report:
July 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2005/july/Alaska-Redacted.doc

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