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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 10, 2007
Report Date: September 2007
Incident Type: Loss
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: 152
Originating Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Destination Airport: TVL (Lake Tahoe)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Carrier Delta Air Lines

Flight Number Flight # DL152 ATL-TLV

Date and Time of Incident May 10, 2007 – approximately 2200

Type of Incident Escape

Description of Animal Breed: feline Age: 6yr

Description of the Incident Passenger was traveling May 10, 2007 ATL-TLV with a cat as checked baggage. The cat was loaded in the bulk hold of the aircraft. When the cargo hold door was opened for final loading the cat had somehow escaped its kennel and darted past the loading agent. An immediate search was conducted by eight ramp agents and the flight crew in attempt to locate and capture the cat, this attempt was unsuccessful. The passenger was notified of the incident and offered the option of temporarily terminating his travel and hotel accommodations until a later date, the passenger elected to continue his travel. The search continued after dispatch of the aircraft and Airport Operations was advised. Kennel was inspected and did meet the IATA container requirements.

Cause of the Incident Unknown

Corrective Action Taken Airport Operations and airport tenants advised of the escape and requested to be on the lookout for the escaped cat.

PetFlight Report:
September 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report

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

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