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Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: May 23, 2012
Report Date: July 2012
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AA956
Originating Airport:
Destination Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)
Reporting Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)


Report:

Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #956

Date and Time of the Incident 23 May 2012 @ 0615

Description of the Animal, Including Name Feline, named Farrell

Narrative Description of Incident While off-loading the aircraft, fleet service clerks noticed that one of two cats was deceased. Customs quarantined the cat until it could be taken to a local veterinarian for a necropsy.

Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The veterinarians report indicates that the cause of death was a heart attack.

Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No immediate corrective action is necessary.

PetFlight Report:
July 2012 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/2012/july/American_redacted.DOC

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