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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Dec 03, 2009
Report Date: February 2010
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 2098
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Cargo Incident Report # 1209-1 Type: Death Date of Incident: December 3, 2009 Location: Atlanta, GA Routing: Los Angeles – Atlanta, Delta Flight 2098 AWB: 012 LAX 09524115 Shipper / Owner / Guardian: Redacted Consignee: Redacted Description of Animal: 2 year old English Bulldog, named “Bogart” Description of Incident: Bogart was accepted for transport in accordance with Delta’s live animal acceptance policies and procedures at 10:23PM on December 2, 2009. Flight 2098 departed Los Angeles 24 minutes late at 12:19AM December 3, and arrived in Atlanta 11 minutes late at 7:22AM local time on December 3. The temperature in Los Angeles at the time of departure of 55F, and the temperature upon arrival in Atlanta was 45F. These temperatures were well within Delta’s limits. Unfortunately, Bogart was found to be deceased while being unloading from the aircraft in Atlanta. Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed by the Athens Diagnostic Laboratory College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. The diagnosis was “acute heart failure”. The pathologist further stated, “findings noted in the heart are indicative of significant myocardial disease of an undetermined etiology and likely played a major contributory role in the sudden death of this animal”.

Twenty-three birds and two cats were also onboard flight 2098. These animals arrived in Atlanta healthy and without incident. Corrective Action Taken: None. Bogart died of natural causes. Prepared by: Redacted Filed on behalf of DL by: Redacted

PetFlight Report:
February 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2010/February/Cargo Incident Report 1209-1 Redacted.doc

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