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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: May 09, 2013
Report Date: July 2013
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: 645
Originating Airport: PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 645 (Phoenix, AZ to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: Thursday, May 9, 2013 Time of incident: Approximately 2:07 P.M. PT

Description of animal (including name): A 7 year old, Female, Pug Dog, named Sophie.

Narrative description of incident: Upon arrival in Seattle, ramp personnel noticed that the dog inside a kennel was found to be unresponsive. The kennel was taken to the Manager on duty and the pet’s owners, the pet owners were contacted. They decided to continue their travel along with their dog’s remains to their final destination of Kenai, Alaska.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: An 7 year old pug dog was found unresponsive upon arrival in Seattle. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s death.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required. No photographs available

PetFlight Report:
July 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report

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