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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 08, 2014
Report Date: May 2014
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 8 years
Flight Number: 0417
Originating Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)
Destination Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
Reporting Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)


INCIDENT #1: UA FLIGHT #0417 DOG/ 8 YR MALE TAMPA,FL (TPA) to DENVER, CO (DEN) NAME: WHISKEY MARCH 8, 2014 AWB 016-5305-0690 12:04PM CST Owner/Guardian REDACTED NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION Description of the Incident: Mortality Description of the Cause of the Incident: 8 year old adult male dog was discovered deceased upon arrival from a non-stop flight from TPA-DEN and was taken immediately for necropsy. Attending veterinarian concluded that a small piece of synthetic surgical gauze which appeared to have been left in the abdomen after a previous surgical procedure likely resulted in peritonitis. This dog had a chronic and active inflammatory condition within the abdomen which let to peritonitis and death. Description of any corrective action taken: None required. Animal died of natural causes.

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