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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Dec 12, 2011
Report Date: February 2012
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 5 years
Flight Number: 15
Originating Airport: FRA (Frankfurt International Airport )
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 15

Date and Time of Incident 12 December 2012, 4:30 PM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal Breed: Cat Age: 5 years

Description of Incident: Two cats traveling together in a single kennel arrived in Atlanta from Frankfurt, Germany. One of the cats had passed away en route. The cat was removed from the kennel. The other cat arrived at the final destination in Fayetteville, NC without further incident. The passenger handled the disposition of the remains so were not available for an autopsy.

Cause of Incident: The kennel was properly loaded and there were no indications of mishandling. Because the cat’s travel mate arrived in good condition there are no indications to establish a cause of death.

Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action is warranted at this time.

PetFlight Report:
February 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

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

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