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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 21, 2017
Report Date: September 2017
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 3 years
Flight Number: AS894
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight Number: 894 Date & Time of Incident: 07/21/2017 12:00 AM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Shiba Inu Animal Name: Ponzu Description of Incident: On arrival into SEA on its scheduled flight from HNL, ramp agents reported a dog in a standard kennel in good condition, had attempted to exit the kennel by chewing through the upper left portion of the kennel above the grate door. During the likely attempt at exiting the kennel, the dog had made a large enough hole to push their head through but became trapped while exiting. It appears that during this process the animal had asphyxiated itself when they became stuck in the narrow hole. Ramp agents contacted the cargo management personnel who worked with the passenger on final handling of the animal. Cause of Incident: On arrival from AS894 from HNL-SEA, a three year old Shiba Inu named Ponzu 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:
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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