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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Sep 17, 2005
Report Date: November 2005
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 318
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: OKC (Will Rogers World)
Reporting Airport: OKC (Will Rogers World)


Report:

Description of the Incident: Animal was deceased upon arrival (inside its kennel) at Oklahoma City.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: According to the necropsy, veterinarian stated “…The trachea was noted to be collapsed along entire length on dorsal aspect, with rings only complete around ventral 2/3 aspect of trachea and muscle layer folded into lumen of trachea…. Presumable cause of death: Asphyxiation due to hypoplastic and collapsing trachea.”

Description of any corrective action taken: Death was not transit related or caused by Continental Airlines, so no corrective action necessary.

PetFlight Report:
November 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2005/November/Continental%20-%20redacted.doc

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