Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Oct 09, 2007
Report Date: December 2007
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 0822
Originating Airport: PAP
Destination Airport: MIA (Miami Intl)
Reporting Airport: MIA (Miami Intl)
American Airlines Flight #0822
Date and Time of the Incident 9 OCT 2007 at approximately 4:15 pm EDT
Description of the Animal, Including Name English Bulldog named Lady
Narrative Description of Incident Dog was deceased upon arrival of AA Flight #0822 (PAP-MIA).
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Necropsy results showed unremarkable tissue samples. The findings assume death to be related to breathing difficulties associated with the breed (soft palate interference). This likely resulted in hyperthermia and hypoxia. An investigation was conducted which showed climate controls were working properly in the aircraft cargo compartment.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None.