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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: May 20, 2013
Report Date: July 2013
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 20 years
Flight Number: 616
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: IAD (Washington Dulles International)
Reporting Airport: DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National)


INCIDENT #2: UA flight #616 Houston to Washington National Airport Cat / 20 yr. old Male May 20, 2013 Name: Fatman

Owner/Guardian Redacted


Description of the Incident: Pet arrived Washington DC deceased upon arrival.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was not performed although vet was authorized… cause of death deemed natural causes due to age. Companion animal was okay so mechanical issues were ruled out. We paid for a cremation for the family.

Description of any corrective action taken: None as the cause of death suspected due to age.

PetFlight Report:
July 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report

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