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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Apr 09, 2015
Report Date: June 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 3 years
Flight Number: DL72
Originating Airport: LAS (Mc Carran Intl)
Destination Airport: FRA (Frankfurt International Airport )
Reporting Airport: AMS (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines Flight Number: Delta 72 Date and Time of Incident April 09, 9:00AM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal Breed: St. Bernard/Labrador Mix Age: 3 Years Description of Incident: A dog, Lady traveling from Las Vegas to Frankfurt, Germany via Atlanta and Amsterdam was unresponsive upon arrival in Amsterdam. Cause of Incident: The necropsy and histological report indicates the cause of Lady's death was most likely acute heart failure due to the acute myofibril degeneration and necrosis in the heart and the absence of other changes in organs and body. The cause of the acute heart failure is unknown (possibly idiopathic), but based on the histological findings infectious, toxic and nutritional causes were unlikely. Another pet dog travelling on the same itinerary and flights arrived in AMS without incident. Corrective Action Taken: Cremated remains were shipped to the owner's family in the US. No other corrective actions are indicated.

PetFlight Report:
June 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_April_2015.pdf

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