Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 07, 2010
Report Date: August 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: 671
Originating Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines
Flight: 671 (Denver/Seattle)
Date of incident: June 7, 2010
Time of incident: Approximately 2:00 P.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): A seven-year old male pug dog.
Narrative description of incident: Upon opening the aircraft cargo pit in Seattle, ramp personnel found that a dog had passed away. The Passenger was located in the baggage claim area and was bought to the baggage office and met by two Seattle Supervisors, who escorted the passenger and his pug to The Pet Hospital located in Tukwila. It is not clear at what point the animal perished while in the airline’s custody.
Narrative description of 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 correction action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
No photographs available
August 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report
Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2010/August/Alaska Airlines Jun10.doc