Incident Date: Nov 20, 2007
Report Date: January 2008
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 14 months
Flight Number: ATLDL914
Originating Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Destination Airport: BUF (Buffalo Niagara Intl)
Reporting Airport: BUF (Buffalo Niagara Intl)
Carrier Delta Air Lines
Flight Number Flight # DL914 ATL-BUF
Date and Time of Incident November 20, 2007 â€“ approximately 2100
Type of Incident Deceased
Description of Animal Breed: Bulldog Terrier Age: 14 months old.
Description of the Incident At time of arrival the dog appeared to be sleeping. When the driver arrived to the cargo house with the dog the driver checked the dog and noticed the dog was not breathing. The station manager was contacted and the customer was informed of the incident. Customer permitted an autopsy to be performed.
Cause of the Incident Autopsy report indicates the dog had a preexisting heart condition. The stress of the flight possibly caused his death.
Corrective Action Taken No corrective action taken