Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jan 09, 2010
Report Date: March 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 76
Originating Airport: JNU (Juneau Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 76 (Juneau/Seattle) Date of incident: January 9, 2010 Time of incident: Approximately 6:00 P.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): An English bulldog (Unknown: sex, or age)
Narrative description of incident: Upon opening the aircraft cargo pit in Seattle ramp personnel found that the passenger’s dog had passed away. The bulldog was found not breathing, lying on its side, with some blood inside the kennel. The passenger and her travel companion were called back to the gate and escorted to see her dog and then later transported to a nearby veterinarian clinic. The passenger stated that her dog had been given some medication before leaving Juneau. She did not tell us the name or purpose of the medication, or mention whether the animal was advanced in age or ill. The passengers returned to the Seattle Airport to continue their flight on to Spokane. It is not clear at what point the animal perished while in the airline’s custody.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog arrived deceased in Seattle. This appears to be a natural death. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s condition in any way.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
No photographs available
March 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report
Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2010/March/Alaska Airlines Jan 10 redacted.doc