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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 31, 2007
Report Date: July 2007
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 10 years
Flight Number: 611
Originating Airport: FFL
Destination Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Reporting Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)


Carrier Delta Air Lines

Flight Number Flight # DL611 FLL-ATL-SFO

Date and Time of Incident May 31, 2007 – approximately 1330

Type of Incident Death

Description of Animal Breed: canine Age: 10yr

Description of the Incident Passenger was traveling May 15, 2007 FLL-ATL-SFO, on arrival in ATL it was discovered the dog chewed through the kennel and escaped in the cargo hold. The dog was captured and returned to the passenger. The passenger decided to return to FLL to have the dog examined and not continue her travel to SFO. Passenger resumed her travel to SFO on May 31, 2007. Passenger advised dog was administered two Acepromazine tablets as prescribed by her veterinarian. Dog was still agitated at check-in so the passenger administered two more tablets of Acepromazine, placed protective booties over the animal’s paws and muzzled the dog before departure from FLL.
On arrival in ATL loading personnel observed the dog appeared to be breathing heavily. The passenger was contacted to evaluate the condition of her dog. She administered another dose of sedative to the animal and requested re-boarding of the dog for continuation to SFO. On arrival in SFO the dog appeared to be deceased. The passenger was contacted and brought to the animal at which time CPR was attempted. Transportation was provided for the passenger and her dog to the nearest veterinarian hospital.

Cause of the Incident Awaiting necropsy report for cause of death.

Corrective Action Taken Aircraft maintenance was contacted to verify temperature control system was operating correctly in the aircraft, all systems were confirmed to be operating properly

PetFlight Report:
July 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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