Incident Date: Jun 27, 2008
Report Date: August 2008
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 5 years
Flight Number: 647
Originating Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Destination Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Reporting Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
INCIDENT #3: CO Flight #647 Chicago Oâ€™Hare to Houston Dog â€“ Rottweiller / 5yrs old June 27, 2008 Male/ Name: â€œAssâ€
Description of the Incident: The customer was shipping 2 large Male Rottweilers on the same flight. Upon arrival at Houston (IAH), the 1 dog was found deceased in its crate when agents opened the aircraft bin door.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: The animal was lying deceased inside its crate while the second dog was sitting next to it in his crate and was fine. A necropsy is currently being performed at Texas A&M Universityâ€™s Veterinary School. Results are forthcoming but it appears to have died of natural causes.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death of this pet does not appear to be transit related.