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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Sep 28, 2015
Report Date: November 2015
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: DL2507
Originating Airport: SAV (Savannah/Hilton Head International)
Destination Airport: GPZ (Grand Rapids/Itasca Co-Gordon Newstrom Fld)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Cargo incident Report Type: Death Date of Incident: September 28, 2015 Location: Atlanta, GA Savannah, GA (SAV) -Atlanta, GA (ATL) - Grand Routing: Rapids, MI (GRR) AWB: OO6-7401 1965 Description of Animal; American Bully Dog On September 28, 2015 Delta Cargo accepted an American Bully Dog for transport from Savannah, GA to Grand Rapids, MI with a transfer in Atlanta, GA. The animal appeared to be in good condition Associated documentation was reviewed and all acceptance procedures Description of Incident: were followed with a departure temperature of 72 F. This Canine arrived in Atlanta off Delta flight 2507 which departed Savannah, GA at 0730L arriving in Atlanta, GA at 0836L. Upon extraction from the aircraft the dog was noticed as unresponsive. The animal was taken to veterinary services for evaluation. According to the Necropsy results there are a variety of factors that could have resulted in or Contributed to death. The dog had several Conformational features Consistent With brachycephalic airway syndrome which, in combination with excited breathing from the Cause of Incident: stress of flight may, have led to respiratory distress and pulmonary edema. The report also found the dog had chronic changes in the heart which considering the breed probably represent arrhythmic right ventricle cardiomyopathy. Such changes can be associated with sudden death. Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted

PetFlight Report:
November 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_September_2015.pdf

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