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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 26, 2014
Report Date: September 2014
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 14 years
Flight Number: 33
Originating Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)
Destination Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Reporting Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)


Report:

Incident 3 Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 33 (Boston, MA to Portland, OR) Date of incident: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Time of incident: Approximately 3:45 PM ET Description of animal (including name): A 14-year-old male Cat, named Daunte, unknown breed. Narrative description of incident: While in Boston, MA our ramp agents were transporting Daunte from the screening area to the bag room in a baggage cart. The baggage cart went over a bump and the kennel fell from the cart, Daunte escaped from the kennel and was caught by another ramp agent, who was bit while attempting to return Daunte to his kennel and then he escaped again. Our Boston staff and the pet owner conducted an extensive search for Daunte. We overnighted the passenger at a local hotel, in the hope of reuniting them, prior to the next day’s rebooked flight. The next morning Daunte was found dead, likely being struck by a vehicle on ramp. We assisted with the final disposition of Daunte’s remains. DOT Animal Incident Report – July 14 – Detailed Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A 14 year old cat in a kennel fell from a bag cart and escaped, later being hit and killed by a ramp vehicle. Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: Alaska Airlines will work with our Boston ramp vendor on securing kennels during screening transport.

PetFlight Report:
September 2014 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Alaska_Redacted_July_2014.pdf

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