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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Mar 04, 2015
Report Date: May 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: DL 2364
Originating Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines, Inc. Flight Number: DL 2364 (JFK/ATL) Date and Time of Incident March 4, 2015 – 10:30 PM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal Breed: Short Hair Cat Age: 4 years Name: Maxwell Description of Incident: During the unloading process a large article knocked the cat’s kennel off the belt-loader side body causing the damage to the kennel which facilitated an escape. A search was initiated. Due to the limited nighttime visibility and the dark color of the black cat an agent driving a baggage tug did not see him and struck him. Cause of Incident: Maxwell died from blunt force trauma. Corrective Action Taken: Agent responsible for unloading aircraft was counseled on options for placement of kennels awaiting transfer to next flights. A system-wide reminder of live animal handling requirements was issued

PetFlight Report:
May 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_March_2015.pdf

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