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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Aug 13, 2014
Report Date: October 2014
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: UA1554
Originating Airport:
Destination Airport:
Reporting Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)


INCIDENT #2: CARRIER: United Airlines Flight UA1554 DATE: August 13, 2014 ROUTING: San Jose Costa Rica (SJO)to Newark, NJ (EWR) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) UA AWB: 016-0912-2551 Approximate Time: x DOG: 7YRS Breed: Husky Mix Name: Taca

Owner/Guardian REDACTED NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION Description of the Incident: INJURY Description of the Cause of the Incident: Animal behaved aggressively upon carrier attempt to load aboard EWR-ZRH flight, attacked metal cage of shipping container causing damage to its teeth Description of any corrective action taken: None Required: Injury was self-inflicted. The pet was treated for its injuries. United Airlines provided a wooden crate to minimize the potential for injury. The pet was shipped to ZHR and released in good condition.

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