Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 21, 2009
Report Date: January 2010
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 645
Originating Airport: PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines
Flight: 645 (PHX/SEA)
Date of incident: November 21, 2009
Time of incident: Approximately 2:15 P.M. (PT)
Description of animal (including name): Dog (Unknown: breed, name, sex, age of pet)
Narrative description of incident: A dog in a kennel arrived in Seattle in a distressed state. Seattle ramp agents discovered that the dog had blood around its mouth and there was blood splatter inside the kennel. It appeared that the dog had been chewing on the kennel and had scrapped its gums in the process. Passenger was immediately advised of the situation at Seattle baggage claim.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Dog inside kennel appeared to be chewing on the kennel when the dog arrived in baggage claim. The dog’s gums appeared to be bleeding. The dog seemed to be distressed.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
No photographs available
January 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report
Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2010/january/Alaska Airlines Nov 09 redacted.doc