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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: May 25, 2015
Report Date: July 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 17 years
Flight Number: AS23
Originating Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)


Report:

Incident 6 of 6: Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: AS23 (Chicago, IL (ORD) to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: May 25, 2015 Time of incident: 7:30 AM CDT Type of Incident: Death Description of animal (including name): A 17 year old Domestic Short Hair cat named Percival Narrative description of incident: Prior to being loaded on AS23 from Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA, ground service personnel reported that a 17 year old cat named Percival was non-responsive and appeared to be lifeless. Alaska Airlines management informed the owner prior to departure from Chicago who requested that the animal be transported to Seattle. At this point the owner reported that they had sedated the animal prior to departure and this was the first time the animal had ever been sedated for travel. Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Prior to loading in Chicago, IL ramp personnel reported that a 17 year old cat named Percival had passed away. 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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