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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Mar 19, 2016
Report Date: May 2016
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 12 years
Flight Number: 1153
Originating Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)
Destination Airport: BWI (Baltimore/ Washington Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines Flight Number: 1153 Date & Time of Incident: 03/19/2016 Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Affenpinscher Description of Incident: A 12 year old canine was accepted for transport as cargo with all supporting documentation and and kennel requirements met in Orlando destined for Atlanta. The dog arrived in Atlanta and was transferred by the gate crew and transported to our live animal holding area without incident to await it's next flight. The animal was then transported to the gate for the onward flight to Baltimore. At the time of loading for the flight to Baltimore the gate crew noticed the animal was unresponsive. The crew alerted local leadership and the animal was transported to local Veterinary services for medical evaluation. Veterinary services determined the animal had died. A Necropsy report was ordered in an attempt to determine cause of death. Cause of Incident: According to the Necropsy report the canine died from acute heart failure. Corrective Action Taken: The Necropsy report does not support corrective action.

PetFlight Report:
May 2016 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Delta_Redacted_March_2016.pdf

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