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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Jan 13, 2012
Report Date: March 2012
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 18 months
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 January 13, 2012, 4 PM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Age: 1.5 years

Description of Incident: Pet dog, T Bone, was traveling with owner from Frankfurt Germany to Nashville TN via Atlanta GA. The pet arrived unresponsive in Atlanta. The dog’s remains were sent to the University of Georgia for a necropsy.

Cause of Incident: The dog was in apparent good health when checked in two hours prior to departure. The temperature in Frankfurt ranged from 39.2 to 42.8 F. The flight departed and arrived on schedule. The crew reported no abnormalities to indicate a problem with the aircraft HVAC system. Another animal in the same bin arrived without incident. There was no damage to the kennel. The animals were promptly removed on arrival in Atlanta. The necropsy indicated the cause of death was consistent with hypoxia perhaps associated with seizures, hypoglycemia, or hyperthermia.

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

PetFlight Report:
March 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2012/March/Delta_REDACTED.DOCX

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