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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Apr 24, 2006
Report Date: June 2006
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 432
Originating Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Destination Airport: CTL
Reporting Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)


Report:

INCIDENT:

United Flight: 432

April 24, 2006: 1:00 PM Age: Name: Ginxie

Narrative Description:

Description of incident: Passenger checked a cat in a kennel on Flight 432 from Chicago (ORD) to Charlotte (CLT). The kennel after going through the normal security checks, was boarded on a tractor cart to be transported from the bag holding area to the departure gate. The kennel door appeared to be locked when it was checked by passenger so we are unclear how the cat got out of the kennel while enroute to the aircraft. The cat jumped from the cart and was struck by a tractor traveling in the opposite direction. The kennel was in good shape with no evidence of damage. All procedures had been met.

Description of cause of the incident: Same as above.

Description of any corrective action taken: No corrective action was taken or warranted as United procedures were followed.

PetFlight Report:
June 2006 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2006/june/United-redacted.doc

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