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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: May 18, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Rat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: CO683
Originating Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)


Report:

Description of the Incident: The rat appeared to have died of natural causes, not because of transit. Rat was deceased upon arrival of the 1:15 flight between Houston, TX and McAllen, TX

Description of the Cause of the Incident: Rat appeared to have died of natural causes, not because of transit. The other rat in the same cage was unaffected by transit and arrived without incident. The 2 rats flew from Honolulu to Houston (7:35 flight) and were observed in Houston and noted that both were fine. They made a 1hr 45min connection in Houston and were placed in bin 1 of the flight from Houston to McAllen. Upon arrival in McAllen, 1 of the 2 animals in the same cage was deceased. Determined not to be transit related.

Description of any corrective action taken: None. Continental’s policy was followed.

PetFlight Report:
July 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2005/july/Continental-Redacted.doc

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