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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Dec 12, 2011
Report Date: February 2012
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Guinea Pig
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 141
Originating Airport: BRU (Brussels Airport)
Destination Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)
Reporting Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 141

Date and Time of Incident 12 December 2011, 2 PM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal Breed: Guinea Pig Age: Unknown

Description of Incident: Two guinea pigs arrived in a single kennel in New York, JFK from Brussels Belgium. One of the pets was determined to be deceased during US Customs clearance. The deceased animal was removed from the kennel and sent for a necropsy. The necropsy indicated that the animal’s heart suffered a cardiac anomaly resulting in blood clots.

Cause of Incident: There was no evidence of mishandling and based on the other guinea pig’s arrival in good condition it appears the pet may have died of natural causes.

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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