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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Oct 31, 2014
Report Date: December 2014
Incident Type: Loss
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: DL1760
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)


Carrier: Delta Air Lines Flight Number: Delta 1760 Date and Time of Incident 10/31/2014 , 9:05 PM Type of Incident: Loss Description of Animal Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Age: Six Years Description of Incident: After acceptance by Delta and clearance by the TSA a Staffordshire Terrier travelling with its family to Tampa FL was able to escape by pushing on the door of its kennel. The dog was later spotted by airport personnel and video surveillance for several minutes. It is believed that the dog was able to escape the airport perimeter. The dog is still missing. Cause of Incident: The dog was in its kennel inside a baggage cart prior to being loaded on the aircraft. The plastic kennel bottom door hinge pivot point was broken and allowed the door to open when pushed by the dog. Corrective Action Taken: An immediate attempt was made to find the dog by Delta personnel. A search for the dog was made of the assessable airport areas by Delta personnel and the owner. LAWA Airport Police and local animal shelters have been provided pictures and contact information if the dog is located. All local Delta agents have been reminded to follow Delta acceptance guidelines.

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