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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Mar 09, 2007
Report Date: May 2007
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 10 years
Flight Number: 360
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: SAT (San Antonio Intl)
Reporting Airport: SAT (San Antonio Intl)


Report:

INCIDENT 1: Flt #360 Newark - San Antonio Dog - 10 yrs old / Male 71lbs March 9, 2007 Breed: Siberian Husky Name: Mister King

Owner/Guardian

REDACTED

Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: Continental transported the above animal on Flight #360 / 09 March which departed Newark, NJ late 5 minutes and arrived non-stop into San Antonio, TX early 11 minutes, but upon downloading of the aircraft the animal was observed lying deceased in its crate.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed upon arrival into San Antonio which showed the following problems with this animal, “The most significant lesions in this case are the renal disease and urinary cystitis which appears to be enough to have resulted in some clinical signs. There is also some evidence of a degenerative cardiomyopathy…” Actual cause of death is listed as acute cardiovascular collapse.

Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death was not transit related. The animal died of a pre-existing heart condition.

PetFlight Report:
May 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2007/may/Continental-redacted.doc

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