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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 05, 2012
Report Date: January 2013
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 8 years
Flight Number: UA400
Originating Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)
Destination Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Reporting Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)


INCIDENT #1: UA flight #400 Boston to San Francisco Dog– Brindle & white greyhound / 8yrs old Male November 5, 2012 Name: Chance

Owner/Guardian REDACTED


Description of the Incident: Pet arrived San Francisco deceased upon arrival.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed and the cause of death was diagnosed as a combination of all the below findings; i.e. chronic renal insults in the kidneys, raised masses and lesions on the spleen, and petechiations on the serosal surfaces which suggest a coagulation or clotting defect.

Description of any corrective action taken: None as the cause of death was not related to United Airlines’ handling.

PetFlight Report:
January 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report

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