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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 04, 2008
Report Date: August 2008
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 81
Originating Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Destination Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Reporting Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)


Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 81 (SEA/ANC) Date of incident: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Time of incident: Approximately 8:30 A.M.

Description of animal (including name): Dog (Unknown: breed, name, sex, age of pet)

Narrative description of incident: Upon opening the aircraft pit, Anchorage ramp personnel found that a dog had passed away. It is not clear at what point the animal perished while in the airline’s custody. Alaska Airlines Anchorage Station Operations Supervisor visited with the dog’s owner and informed him of his dog’s passing. The dog’s owner said that his dog had just come from the vet and was heavily sedated, but upon inspection of his dog he understood that his dog had passed. He said the dog was old and was returning to Anchorage to live out the last few years of his life there.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog arrived deceased in Anchorage. This appears to be a natural death. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s condition in any way.

Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.

No photographs available

PetFlight Report:
August 2008 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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