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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 25, 2007
Report Date: September 2007
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 9 years 1 month
Flight Number: 291
Originating Airport: PVR (Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)


Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 291 (PVR/LAX) Date of incident: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Time of incident: (During-flight) Aprrox. 8:00 P.M.

Description of animal (including name): 9-year-old Bulldog (name: unknown)

Narrative description of incident: (in flight passing) Flight 291 from PVR to LAX arrived with pet in cargo hold. While down loading the kennel, the ramp crew of Alaska’s vendor Menzies discovered that the dog inside was not moving. The dog was a film dog and was in Mexico working on a movie set. The dog was traveling with two trainers the LAX Station Supervisor met both trainers in Customs and informed them of the situation. They explained that it had been very warm in PVR, which caused the dog to have a little trouble breathing. They believed the animal may have had a heart attack due to the heat and stress of the flight.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A nine-year-old French Bull dog arrived deceased. Death apparently caused by age and health complications of pet, possibly exacerbated by Mexican climate.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.

No photographs available

PetFlight Report:
September 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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