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Airline: Northwest Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 03, 2007
Report Date: September 2007
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 1153
Originating Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IHA
Cargo Incident Report # 0707-1 Type: Injury Date of Incident: July 3, 2007 Location: IAH Routing: NW 1153 MSP â€“ IAH AWB: 012 MSP 60932874 Description of Animal: Dog in a 500-size kennel (Name not supplied to NW by shipper or consignee) Description of Incident: The dog sustained a small cut injury to its right paw when it escaped from its kennel during ground handling at IAH. The dog was quickly recovered and placed back in itâ€™s kennel. Cause of the Incident: 1. Poor kennel design. The kennel met USDA requirements; however its overall flexibility allowed the door frame to deflect out of shape to the point that the locking pins could no longer secure the door. The dog sustained a cut to its paw when it slipped through the partially-opened door.
- Failure to comply with NW policy
The accepting agent failed to follow established company policy to secure the kennel door with releasable plastic straps.
Corrective Action Taken: NW reiterated its kennel acceptance policy and procedures with all agents.
September 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report
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