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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Oct 12, 2015
Report Date: December 2015
Incident Type: Loss
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: DL901
Originating Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)


Report:

Type: Missing Date of Incident: October 12, 2015 Location: Detroit, Michigan Routing: Detroit, MI (DTW) – Atlanta, GA (ATL) – Columbia, SC (CAE) AWB: 006-0901 1332 Description of Animal: Domestic Cat Description of Incident: On October 12, 2015 a domestic cat was tendered for transport at Detroit, Michigan (DTW) and accepted in good health. The cat was assigned to Delta flight 901 departing at 2:52PM with releasable zip ties affixed to all four corners of the door of the kennel with local temperature at 75F. After the cat was accepted and dispatched to the aircraft upon planeside arrival, the DTW cargo agent assigned to transport the animal noticed it had escaped from the kennel. The agent did not see or locate the animal once he realized it was not in his possession. An immediate search was launched. At this time, the cat has not been located. The search is on-going. Cause of Incident: Cat escaped/got free from kennel and fled custody. Corrective Action Taken: Counseling with handling agents handled by local station Supervisor.

PetFlight Report:
December 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://cms.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_October_2015.pdf

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