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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Aug 11, 2007
Report Date: October 2007
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 16 months
Flight Number: 208
Originating Airport: SLC (Salt Lake City Intl)
Destination Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Reporting Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)


CO Flight #208 Houston - Portland, Oregon Dog - Pekigneese / 1 yr. 4mos. old August 11, 2007 Male / Name: “Sidney”



Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: The dog was traveling from Salt Lake City, UT to Portland, OR via Houston. The dog was found deceased in its crate upon arrival into Portland by ground crew personnel.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: This animal was protected in Houston in an air conditioned van until near departure time and placed on the aircraft with 3 other animals/crates bound for Portland. All 4 animals were checked, watered and appeared to be fine. The flight taxied from the gate and departed Houston within 22 minutes. Upon arrival into Portland, this animal was deceased in its crate. The necropsy stated that “non-specific findings are indicative of cardiopulmonary collapse or hypoxia” more susceptible to dogs belonging to the brachycephalic breeds, but it did not state a definitive cause of death.

Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animal’s death was not transit-related.

PetFlight Report:
October 2007 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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