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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Oct 13, 2010
Report Date: December 2010
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 12 years
Flight Number: 069
Originating Airport: CPH (Copenhagen)
Destination Airport: BUF (Buffalo Niagara Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Type: Deceased Dog Date of Incident: October 13, 2010 Location: Atlanta, GA Routing: Copenhagen-Atlanta-Buffalo (DL069) AWB: 006 7696 6890 Shipper: Redacted Consignee/Owner: Redacted Description of Animal: 12 year old female Jack Russell Terrier named “Tiki” Description of Incident: The shipper in this case tendered two dogs. The animals, Tiki and Taggart (4 year old Border Collie Mix) were accepted for transport in accordance with Delta’s live animal acceptance policies and procedures at 7:07AM on October 13, 2010. Flight 069 from Copenhagen, Denmark had a scheduled departure time of 11:15AM and it left the gate at 11:15AM. The flight arrived early into ATL at 3:17PM. Upon arrival, Tiki was found deceased in her kennel which was in the bulk bin. She was taken to the Atlanta cargo facility for handling. Taggart was doing well and proceeded to Buffalo, NY; final destination. Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was offered to the owner at Delta’s expense. The owner stated that Tiki was 12 years old and had medical problems which required medication and for this reason did not want a necropsy performed. He requested that we close the case. Corrective Action Taken: None Prepared by: Rosalind Fields

PetFlight Report:
December 2010 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2010/december/delta_dec_2010.doc

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