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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Nov 01, 2011
Report Date: January 2012
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 17 years
Flight Number: 629
Originating Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)
Destination Airport: NGO (Chūbu Centrair International Airport (Nagoya))
Reporting Airport: NGO (Chūbu Centrair International Airport (Nagoya))


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 629

Date and Time of Incident 01 November 2011 – 5:30 PM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal Breed: Cat
Age: 17 years

Description of Incident: One of two cats enclosed in a kennel died en route from Detroit to Nagoya Japan. The cats were traveling with their owner. They were originally accepted in Columbus Ohio for transport to Manila, Philippines. The second cat contained in the kennel arrived without incident.

Cause of Incident: A necropsy was not performed so an exact cause of death could not be established. While there is nothing to establish a cause of death, the age of the pet may have been a significant factor.

Corrective Action Taken: The incident remains under active investigation. Any failures to follow policy will generate corrective action.

PetFlight Report:
January 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2012/January/Delta_redacted.docx

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