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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Feb 03, 2012
Report Date: April 2012
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 483
Originating Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 483 (San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: February 3, 2012 Time of incident: Approximately 3:15 P.M. PT

Description of animal (including name): A dog, unknown age, breed, sex, or name

Narrative description of incident: A dog inside its kennel arrived Seattle with traces of blood around its mouth. It appears that the dog cut its gums sometime during the flight. No signs of chew marks on kennel, or exterior damage to the kennel, to explain how the dog sustained injury to its mouth.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog inside its kennel arrived Seattle slightly bleeding from its gums. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s injury.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required and no photographs available

PetFlight Report:
April 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2012/April/Alaska_redacted.doc

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