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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Dec 12, 2016
Report Date: February 2017
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 12 years
Flight Number: AS759
Originating Airport: MCI (Kansas City Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight Number: 759 Date & Time of Incident: 12/12/2016 12:00 AM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Maine-Coon Animal Name: Marilynn Description of Incident: On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS759 inbound from Kansas City International Airport reported that a twelve year old female mane-coon cat named Marilynn was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. Alaska Airlines management personnel informed the owners and were given approval to conduct a necropsy. The histopathology report states the cause of death of metabolic derangements and cardiomyopathy likely associated with underlying medical conditions that were discovered including: hyperthyroidism, hepatic lipidosis, icterus, possible diabetes mellitus, bronchitis, active pancreatitis, cholangiohepatitis, bronchitis, and an unclassified neutrophilic cryptitis. Cause of Incident: On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS759 inbound from Kansas City International Airport reported that a twelve year old female mane-coon cat named Marilynn was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. 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:
February 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Alaska_Redacted_2016.pdf

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