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Airline: SkyWest
Incident Date: May 28, 2008
Report Date: July 2008
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 12 months
Flight Number: 3873
Originating Airport: FAY (Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field)
Destination Airport: SLC (Salt Lake City Intl)
Reporting Airport: SLC (Salt Lake City Intl)


Report:

Date 5-25-08 SkyWest Flight Number 3873

Reporting Manager/Supervisor

Station MFR

Cargo _Checked Baggage X Cabin Pet__ (check the one that applies) Passenger traveled FAY/ATL/SLC/MFR via ASA, DL, and SkyWest (final carrier)

Description of Animal including name if available_One year old puppy which had not been named by new owner.

Identification of owner(s) and/or guardian of the animal:

Narrative description of the incident, names of witnesses and/or SkyWest employees involved:_The kennel the animal was traveling in fell apart when the ramper picked it up in the bag transfer area and the dog fell out and scraped his nose and ran under the bag cart where he must have also hurt his eye. Exhibit “A”.

Narrative Description of the cause of the incident (if unknown, indicate unknown) When the kennel arrived in SLC there were several parts and fasteners already missing, they kennel was not an “airline approved kennel”.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident (if none taken, describe reason)

Cargo Director spoke with the ASA Cargo Department about their acceptance procedures. They will go over them with the FAY manager and the agents so this does not happen again. They are only to accept kennels that are strong enough to withstand the rigors of airline transportation not poorly constructed ones.

PetFlight Report:
July 2008 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2008/July/SkywestRedacted.doc

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