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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Jan 29, 2015
Report Date: March 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number:
Originating Airport: IND (Indianapolis Intl)
Destination Airport: BOI (Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Fld)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Live Animal Incident Report (Redacted) Cargo Incident Report Type: Death Date of Incident: January 29, 2015 Location: Atlanta, GA Routing: Lexington, KY (LEX) – Atlanta, GA (ATL) – Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) – Boise, ID (BOI) AWB: 006-54039742 Description of Animal: 4 yr old male Walker Hound, named “Duke” Description of Incident: Duke was presented for travel by its owner of record to our LEX facility at 0914. All documents were reviewed and processed in accordance with our acceptance procedures. Noted on the health certificate by the examining vet was the remark “T-101.3”. Duke, along with another dog transported under a separate waybill, was loaded on DL4884 at approximately 1103. The flight pushed back from the gate area at 1132. The temperature at the time of departure was 51ºF. DL4884 arrived into ATL at approximately 1249 and the temperature was 53ºF. Duke was promptly delivered to our animal holding room, where he remained until approximately 1505. Duke was picked up from the animal holding room and delivered to gate A05 at approximately 1536. At approximately 1555 agents responsible for working DL015 to SLC noticed that Duke was unresponsive. They immediately contacted the supervisor on duty and initiated internal emergency procedures. Cause of Incident: According to the necropsy received from the University of Georgia Veterinary School, the “gastrointestinal track, bone marrow and mucous membranes are consistent with chronic bleeding from the stomach.” Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted

PetFlight Report:
March 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_January_2015_1.pdf

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