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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Mar 15, 2012
Report Date: May 2012
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: DL 025
Originating Airport: DUS (Düsseldorf International Airport)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: DUS (Düsseldorf International Airport)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: DL 025

Date and Time of Incident March 15, 2012, 9:00 AM

Type of Incident: Injury

Description of Animal Breed: Pointer - Dakota Age: 7 years

Description of Incident: Pet dog, Dakota, was being transported from Dusseldorf Germany to Atlanta, Georgia with its owner. Dakota sustained injuries to its paws and/or snout while chewing and pawing through the wall of its kennel just prior to being loaded on the aircraft in Dusseldorf. The dog escaped from the hole in the kennel. According to the passenger, the dog was captured some days later outside the airport perimeter and is being treated for the injuries to its paws by a local vet.

Cause of Incident: Self inflicted injuries while escaping.

Corrective Action Taken: Delta is assisting the passenger to be reunited with the dog in the US.

PetFlight Report:
May 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2012/May/Delta_Redacted.docx

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