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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Feb 07, 2012
Report Date: March 2012
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years 11 months
Flight Number: DL 1678
Originating Airport: SRQ (Sarasota/Bradenton Intl)
Destination Airport: LAS (Mc Carran Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Type: Injury Date of Incident: January 7, 2012 Location: Atlanta, GA Routing: Sarasota, FL (SRQ) – Atlanta, GA (ATL) – Las Vegas, NV (LAS); Flight – DL 1678 AWB: 006- 24501584 Description of Animal: 3yr old male Cocker Spaniel, weighing approximately 42lbs, named “Bentley” Description of Incident: Bentley was accepted for transport on DL1678 on January 7, 2012 at our cargo facility in SRQ. All documents were reviewed and processed in accordance with Delta’s live animal procedures.

Flight 1678 departed SRQ at 1255 and arrived on schedule into ATL at 1422. Approximate temperatures in SRQ and ATL, respectively, were 70F and 50F. On arrival in ATL our handling agents observed blood on the outside Bentley’s crate as they were unloading the aircraft. Bentley damaged his two front incisors during flight while attempting to excavate himself from the kennel. He managed to escape, biting an employee in the interim, but he was immediately recaptured and delivered to our warehouse for medical attention.

Bentley was seen by local veterinarian, Dr. Daniel Cleland of Briarcliff Animal Clinic. After consulting with us and Bentley’s owners, the decision was made to treat the injuries and allow Bentley time to rest and recover by remaining overnight in ATL. On January 9th, Bentley resumed his travels on DL1709 and arrived safely in LAS. Cause of Incident: Self inflicted wounds Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted

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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