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Airline: US Airways
Incident Date: Aug 30, 2005
Report Date: October 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 127
Originating Airport: PHL (Philadelphia Intl)
Destination Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
Reporting Airport: PHL (Philadelphia Intl)


Report:

  1. Carrier and Flight Number:

US Airways Flight # US127 PHL-SAN

  1. Date and Time of Incident:

August 30, 2005, approximately 7:05pm (local, PHL)

  1. Description of the Animal:

Dog, small breed, name unknown

  1. Identification of the Owner(s) and/or Guardian(s) of the Animal:

-Name and address redacted-

  1. Narrative Description of the Incident:

Mr. [redacted] checked his dog to San Diego. While being loaded onto the connecting flight in Philadelphia, ground handlers incorrectly loaded the dog into the forward cargo compartment of the aircraft. On this aircraft type, only the aft cargo bin is heated. The animal arrived in San Diego very cold and shivering, but otherwise unharmed.

  1. Narrative Description of the Cause of the Incident:

The ground handlers loaded the animal in the incorrect cargo bin. Additionally, they failed to enter the correct code in the computer that would have alerted the cockpit crew to the presence of an animal in the forward bin.

  1. Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to the Incident:

The employees in question have been retrained on the correct procedure and a reminder bulletin was issued to all ground staff.

  1. Name, Title, Address and Telephone Number of Individual Filing the Report:

-Name and address redacted-

PetFlight Report:
October 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2005/october/US%20Airways.doc

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