Incident Date: Mar 30, 2011
Report Date: May 2011
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: DL 2612
Originating Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)
Destination Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Reporting Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)
Carrier: Delta Air Lines
Flight Number: Delta 2612
Date and Time of Incident 30 March 2011 3:30 PM
Type of Incident: Death
Description of Animal
Breed: King Charles Spaniel
Age: 7 years
Description of Incident: King Charles spaniel, Dorothy, passed away while waiting departure of delayed flight.
Cause of Incident: A delay was incurred for a nonrelated mechanical issue. The condition of the pet was checked by both the ground and flight crews and appeared to be sedated but alive. As of the report date, the autopsy results have not been received and the cause of death is unknown.
Corrective Action Taken: Corrective action will be developed upon conclusion of investigation.
May 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report
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