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Airline: SkyWest
Incident Date: Oct 01, 2007
Report Date: December 2007
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 4068
Originating Airport: SLC (Salt Lake City Intl)
Destination Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Reporting Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)


Report:

Date10/01/07SkyWest Flight Number4068 SLC/PDX______ Time of Incident _N/A_

Reporting Manager/Supervisor redacted __StationHDQOO_

Delta Pet First Cargo XChecked BaggageCabin Pet___ (check the one that applies)

Description of Animal including name if available Labrador Retriever puppy named Louie_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Identification of owner(s) and/or guardian of the animal____redacted ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Narrative description of the incident, names of witnesses and/or SkyWest employees involved_______When flight 4068 arrived in PDX the puppy was loose in the cargo compartment. The kennel had been damaged (cracked) allowing the puppy to get out of the kennel. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Narrative Description of the cause of the incident (if unknown, indicate unknown)_Possibly incorrect baggage and cargo loading in SLC or shifting of baggage and cargo in flight ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident (if none taken, describe reason): The puppy was caught and released to owner XXXXXX. He appeared fine at the time of the release; however, once he arrived home he began to limp and was taken to the vet. An anti-inflammatory drug was prescribed to correct a muscle strain. The damage kennel was replaced This incident was forwarded to the attention of the ramp manager in Salt Lake City for his review and follow up training including memos and briefings for all SLC ramp employees.

PetFlight Report:
December 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report

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

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