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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Jan 31, 2015
Report Date: March 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 3527
Originating Airport: PSC (Tri-Cities)
Destination Airport: AUS (Austin-Bergstrom Intl)
Reporting Airport: AUS (Austin-Bergstrom Intl)


Type: Death Date of Incident: January 23, 2015 Location: Austin, TX (AUS) Routing: Pasco, WA (PSC) – Minneapolis, MN (MSP) – Austin, TX (AUS) AWB: 00671075034 Description of Animal: Feline, Brown Tabby & W, “Scout” Description of Incident: Flight 3527 MSP-AUS arrived into the gate in AUS at approximately 16:10 local time. Three animal shipments (two dogs, one cat) were off-loaded from the cargo compartment. Agents discovered cat deceased. Flight crew confirmed aware of live animals, cargo compartment pressurized and heated. Both dogs appeared unharmed. Necropsy results revealed no external wounds or bruising, internal organs grossly normal, cause of death not determined. Review of maintenance records for aircraft operating PSCMSP and MSP-AUS reveal no abnormalities or deferrals limiting transportation of live animals. Cause of Incident: Undeterminable Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted

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