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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Jul 27, 2007
Report Date: September 2007
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 1494
Originating Airport: BHM (Birmingham Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)


CO Flight # 1494 Birmingham - Houston Dog - American Staffordshire Terrier / 2 yrs old July 27, 2007 Female / Name: “Beth”

DOT Incident Report - July 2007 Filed: August 15, 2007

Owner/Guardian REDACTED

Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: The dog was accepted in Birmingham at 5:00am for the 6:00am flight to Houston. The animal arrived into Houston deceased.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: The ambient temperature conditions on the ground and in the aircraft were cool and at no time was the animal exposed to any extreme temperatures, and all policies were followed. According to the necropsy, “..there were no external signs of trauma, scars, or other abnormalities.” The veterinarian continued to say, “the stomach was destined with air and contains a small amount of firm plastic” but all other organs / systems within the animal was within normal limits. The Veterinarian stated that, “There was no obvious cause of death.”

Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animal’s death was not transit related and all procedures were properly followed.

PetFlight Report:
September 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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