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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 13, 2009
Report Date: September 2009
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AS 86
Originating Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: AS 86 (ANC-SEA) Date of incident: Monday, July 13, 2009 Time of incident: Approximately 5:05 PM PT

Description of animal (including name): unknown

Narrative description of incident: A dog inside a kennel, while being transferred to another flight, escaped his kennel. The dog jumped out of a bag cart, through a small curtain window normally covered with clear plastic. With the assistance of the pet owner, the Port of Seattle caught the dog a few hours later after running across the Seattle ramp and runways.

The pet owner mentioned that he might take the dog to see a Veterinarian at his final destination, being that the dog had a bloody rear paw, mouth and nose.

Narrative description of cause of the incident: A dog inside a kennel escaped out of its kennel and the baggage cart during transfer, it ran across the Seattle ramp and runways until its capture hours later, the dog was bleeding from its mouth, nose and one rear paw.

Narrative description of any correction action taken in response to the incident: No action required

PetFlight Report:
September 2009 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2009/September/AlaskaAirlinesJul09redacted.doc

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