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Airline: Frontier Airlines
Incident Date: May 12, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 426
Originating Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)


Report:

Carrier/Flt Number: Frontier Airlines #426

Date/Time of Incident: 5/12/05 11:59 p.m.

Description of Animal : Cornish Rex cat named “Mr. Baby”

Description of Incident: On arrival on flight from Denver to Atlanta, animal was placed on baggage conveyor belt rather than being hand-carried for passenger pick-up. The cat suffered emotional trauma and was injured. Injuries included several broken nails and a cut on the nose.

Description of Cause: The incident was caused by poor judgment on the part of Frontier employee.

Description of Corrective Action: The Atlanta Station Manager was contacted and employee was coached and disciplined. The animal’s owner was compensated for all medical expenses, all transportation fees, all special medicines and equipment, and future veterinarian visit charges.

PetFlight Report:
July 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report

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

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