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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 18, 2017
Report Date: September 2017
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: AS757
Originating Airport: MSY (Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight Number: 757 Date & Time of Incident: 07/18/2017 12:00 AM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Animal Name: Chillie Description of Incident: On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS757 inbound from New Orleans International Airport reported that a seven year old female cavalier spaniel named Chillie 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 to be most likely acute cardiac arrest potentially associated with early subclinical cardiac insufficiency found during the necropsy. No evidence of trauma, infectious disease, or any struggling was reported in histopathology report. Cause of Incident: On arrival in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, ramp personnel working flight AS757 inbound from New Orleans International Airport reported that a seven year old female cavalier spaniel named Chillie was not moving and appeared to be lifeless. There 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:
September 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/285811/alaskaredactedjuly2017.pdf

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