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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Aug 25, 2017
Report Date: October 2017
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: DL1537
Originating Airport: MCI (Kansas City Intl)
Destination Airport: PVD (Theodore Francis Green State)
Reporting Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines Flight Number: 1537 Date & Time of Incident: 08/25/2017 Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Australian Shepherd Animal Name: Description of Incident: On August 25, 2017 an Aussie Shepherd puppy was accepted for transport in Kansas City, Missouri destined for Providence, Rhode Island with a transfer in Detroit, Michigan. The puppy was accepted in apparent good health with all documentation and kenneling requirements met. The puppy was loaded on the originating flight with no irregularities along with three other animal shipments. Upon arrival in Detroit the puppy was unloaded and noticed unresponsive. The station staff in Detroit transported the puppy to a local Veterinarian. Veterinary services determined the puppy was deceased. The puppy was then transported to Michigan State University in order for a necropsy to be performed. Cause of Incident: According to the necropsy provided by Michigan Statue University the puppy died from acute myocardial necrosis Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action taken

PetFlight Report:
October 2017 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/287746/deltaredactedaugust2017.pdf

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