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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Dec 17, 2010
Report Date: February 2011
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 5 years
Flight Number: DL3303
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport:
Reporting Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)


Report:

Cargo Incident Report
Type: Injured Dog Date of Incident: December 17, 2010 Location: Detroit, MI Routing: Dallas, Texas – Detroit, MI – Albany, NY– Delta Flight 3303 AWB: 006-43480102 Description of Animal: Spaniel Mix, apprx 5 years old, named Molly Description of Incident: Delta accepted a 5-year-old Spaniel Mix, named Molly, for transport from Texas via Michigan to New York on Friday, December 17, 2010. Molly was loaded on DL3303, which departed Dallas-Fort Worth at 1240. This flight also made a scheduled stop at Detroit, arriving approximately fifteen minutes early. During the stopover, DL ramp agents observed blood on the side of Molly’s container. She was immediately delivered to the cargo transfer area. A local kenneling facility was contacted, along with the animal’s owners. Molly underwent a thorough examination and her container was washed and disinfected. Once the exam was complete, we were advised she was capable of continuing her journey to Albany since no serious injuries were found. Molly was returned to the Detroit cargo facility where she then departed on DL3066 to be reunited with her owners. Local temperatures at Dallas-Fort Worth and Detroit was 43F and 26F, respectively. Cause of the Incident: The Detroit cargo agents advised Molly appeared distressed and was seen clawing at the inside of her container. Examiners from the local kenneling facility believed the blood on the side of the container was from Molly’s nose resulting in a self-inflicted injury.. Corrective Action Taken: None warranted.

PetFlight Report:
February 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2011/February/Delta_2010.doc

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