Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 12, 2008
Report Date: May 2008
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: 123
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Reporting Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight 123
Date and Time of the Incident March 12, 2008 at 1515
Description of the Animal, Including Name Male dog, pit bull, 78 pounds, 7 years old named Legion
Narrative Description of Incident Upon off loading the flight in HNL, the dog was found outside his kennel. The kennel was chewed from the inside and the door was pulled inward. Attempts were made to put him back in his kennel, but he ran down the belt loader and fell onto the ramp. He ran into a ready-room where he was finally placed back into his kennel. He had 3 nails that were bleeding. It is unclear if they were injured while attempting to get out of his kennel or when he fell onto the ramp. He was taken to the vet by the owner and is recovering nicely.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The dog did not want to be in his kennel so he chewed on it and managed to pull the door inward.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident Remind DFW personnel to ensure kennels are well constructed and of sufficient strength for the type of animal inside and that releasable cable ties are required on all 4 corners of the kennel.