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Airline: Northwest Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 14, 2008
Report Date: January 2009
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Bird
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 71
Originating Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)
Destination Airport: MNL (Philippines Airport - Ninoy Aquino International Airport)
Reporting Airport: MNL (Philippines Airport - Ninoy Aquino International Airport)


Report:

Type: Death Date of Incident: November 14, 2008 Location: MNL Routing: NW 1447 Norfolk – Detroit NW 71 Detroit – Manila, Philippines AWB: 012 ORF 42901294 Description of Animal: Death Description of Incident: On arrival at Manila local Animal Quarantine officials noted that one of the two parrots in kennel was deceased.

No problems were observed with either parrot during initial acceptance at Norfolk and while on the ground at Detroit.
Cause of the Incident: The cause of death is unknown; a necropsy was not performed on the animal.

The customer shipped two African Grey Parrots in the same IATA-compliant kennel. The other parrot arrived healthy and without incident. Corrective Action Taken: None. The cause of death is unknown.

PetFlight Report:
January 2009 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2009/January/NW_Nov08_redacted.doc

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