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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Aug 14, 2017
Report Date: October 2017
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: DL645
Originating Airport: IND (Indianapolis Intl)
Destination Airport: BZN (Gallatin Field)
Reporting Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines Flight Number: 645 Date & Time of Incident: 08/14/2017 Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Other Animal Name: Description of Incident: On August 14, 2017 a kitten was accepted for transport in Indianapolis, Indiana destined for Bozeman, Montana with a transfer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The kitten was accepted in apparent good health with all documentation and kenneling requirements met. The kitten was loaded on the originating flight with no irregularities. Upon arrival in Minneapolis the kitten was unloaded and taken to the animal holding area. At the time the kitten was picked up to be dispatched for the next flight the local staff in Minneapolis noticed the kitten unresponsive. The station staff in Minneapolis transported the kitten to local Veterinary services for evaluation. Veterinary services determined the kitten was deceased. Cause of Incident: According to the Necropsy provided by the University of Minnesota the kitten died from enteritis caused by intestinal feline corona virus with secondary spiral bacteria. Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action taken. The kitten suffered from pre-existing medical conditions.

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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