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Airline: Northwest Airlines
Incident Date: May 04, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Loss
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: NW300
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)


Report:

Type: Loss Date of Incident: May 4, 2005 – approx 1230 am Location: LAX Routing:
NW 300 LAX-MSP NW 454 MSP-JAN AWB:
012 LAX 36263010 Description of Animal: Cat, named “Simbi” Description of Incident: The cat escaped from its kennel while being transferred from the cargo warehouse to the passenger terminal. Cause of the Incident: Poor kennel design. Insufficient locking mechanisms on the kennel caused the door to inadvertently open during normal handling. The kennel was not damaged in this incident. Corrective Action Taken: NW sent a letter to the kennel manufacturer asking that the double-latch “vault” door found on some of its kennels be incorporated on all kennels throughout its product line.

PetFlight Report:
July 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2005/july/Northwest-Redacted%20.doc

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