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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: May 14, 2015
Report Date: July 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 12 years
Flight Number: AS2470
Originating Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Destination Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Incident 3 of 6: Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: AS731 (Seattle, WA to Anchorage, AK) Date of incident: May 14, 2015 Time of incident: 8:45 PM PST Type of Incident: Death Description of animal (including name): A 12 year old Cocker Spaniel named Shiloh Narrative description of incident: Prior to its loading on AS731 to Anchorage, AK, from transfer flight AS2470 (Portland, OR to Seattle, WA) ground service agents reported that 12 year old Cocker Spaniel Shiloh was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. Alaska Airlines management personnel informed the owners who requested the animal be transported to their final destination of Anchorage, AK. A necropsy was performed where the cause of death was reported as acute cardiovascular collapse associated with multiple organ failure from an undiagnosed disseminated hemangiosarcoma. Narrative description of the cause of the incident: During a transfer from AS2470 to AS731, a 12 year old Cocker Spaniel was reported to be unresponsive by ramp personnel. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s death. Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No corrective actions required; No photographs available of incident.

PetFlight Report:
July 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Alaska_Redacted_May_2015.pdf

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