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Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 07, 2008
Report Date: January 2009
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 2473
Originating Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Destination Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Reporting Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)


Report:

Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #2473 (MSP-DFW)

Date and Time of the Incident 07 NOV 2008 at 7:19pm

Description of the Animal, Including Name Canine, English Setter named Rio

Narrative Description of Incident Dog was injured.

Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Dog was injured when kennel overturned on a baggage oversized belt. The kennel was damaged in the incident and the dog got a hernia during the event. The owner took the pet to a private veterinarian for treatment.

Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident A Pet Injury Handling Guide has been issued to all AA claim areas at DFW.

PetFlight Report:
January 2009 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2009/January/AA_Nov08_redacted.doc

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