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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Apr 02, 2015
Report Date: June 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 9 years
Flight Number: DL836
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: Delta 836

Date and Time of Incident April 2, 2015, 7 AM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal Breed : Domestic Short Haired cat Age: 9 yrs

Description of Incident: A domestic cat, Bob, traveling in the cargo bin of an Airbus 330-300 from Honolulu to Atlanta was determined to be unresponsive on arrival. The cat was sent to the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia for a necropsy.

Cause of Incident: There were no indicators pointing to a cause of death. The cause was listed as Undetermined on the necropsy. According to the reporting vet, there was no evidence of infectious or any other type of disease. A mild pulmonary edema is a common, often nonspecific necropsy finding. All other changes were considered incidental and not likely significant in this case. There were other animals in the same cargo compartment that arrived without issue.

Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted.

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