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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Dec 20, 2010
Report Date: February 2011
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: DL14
Originating Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
Destination Airport: FRA (Frankfurt International Airport )
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Type: Escaped Dog Date of Incident: December 21, 2010 Location: Atlanta, GA Routing: San Diego, CA – Atlanta, GA – Frankfurt, Germany AWB: 006-71066833 Description of Animal: Shepard Mix, named “Nala” Description of Incident: On Monday, December 20, 2010, Delta Cargo accepted a Shepard mix and a mini Beagle for travel from California via Georgia to Germany. Both animals were processed in accordance with Delta’s procedures. They traveled on DL1792, which departed San Diego at 2252. The flight arrived ahead of schedule by twelve minutes. On arrival into Atlanta, the owners were contacted and advised that the Shepard mix was trying to breakout of the kennel. Both animals were delivered to our local kenneling facility where they were released and exercised. The following day Nala and her travel companion were set up for their next flight to Frankfurt on DL14. During their haul up to the aircraft, Nala managed to escape from her container and was last seen darting across the airport grounds. The cargo manager was immediately contacted and we began a search to recover her. In the meantime, Nala’s travel companion was placed on the flight headed to Germany. Posters were created and positioned throughout the grounds. By December 28th, Delta Cargo sought assistance from the general public and offered an award for her safe return. Unfortunately, by Friday, December 31st, Nala was located near a major interstate, deceased. Cause of the Incident: The necropsy report prepared by Briarcliff Animal Clinic in College Park, Georgia, showed Nala suffered severe blunt force trauma and subsequent cardiopulmonary failure. Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action taken

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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