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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Apr 04, 2016
Report Date: June 2016
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 876
Originating Airport: KOA (Kona Intl At Keahole)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight Number: 876 Date & Time of Incident: 04/19/2016 12:00 AM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Other Description of Incident: On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS876 inbound from Kona International Airport reported that a two year old male Rottweiler mixed breed dog named Mac was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. Alaska Airlines cargo management personnel informed the owners and were given approval to conduct a necropsy. The histopathology report states the cause of death of acute cardiovascular collapse likely associated with an underlying congenital heart condition and understated brachycephalic conditions. Cause of Incident: On arrival from AS876 from KOA-SEA, a two year old mixed Rottweiler named Mac was reported to be unresponsive by ramp personnel. These is no evidence to suggest that the airline's handling contributed to the animal's death. Corrective Action Taken: No corrective actions required.

PetFlight Report:
June 2016 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/Alaska_Redacted_April_2016.pdf

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