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Airline: Hawaiian Air
Incident Date: Jan 20, 2014
Report Date: March 2014
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: HA 15
Originating Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Destination Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Reporting Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)


Date: 20JAN14 Time: 2:00 p.m. Reporting Station: HNL Flight: HA 15 From: SAN To: HNL Animal Information: Description: 6 yr. old long-haired gray/white Maine Coon cat Incident: Upon arrival, the cat escaped from the kennel at Gate 31. USDA Wildlife set up traps and searched the area with airline staff. Quarantine also loaned HA two traps. Staff purchased cat food and set up traps by Gate 31. Owner and staff helped look for the cat for two hours. The next morning at 7:30 a.m., the cat was found deceased lying on its side near Gate 31. Cause: Plastic kennel was secured with clips, but clips were not secured with cable ties. Only two cable ties were used to secure the center of the door. Door pins were not secured, allowing the door to swivel. Owner also stated the cat may have been too heavy for the plastic kennel. Cause of death unknown. Corrective action: Pet fee was refunded. Necropsy to be performed. Agents coached.

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