Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 03, 2008
Report Date: September 2008
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: 5
Originating Airport: DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Incident 2 Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 5 (DCA/LAX) Date of incident: July 3, 2008 Time of incident: Approximately 11:40 P.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): A 4-year-old female American Bulldog, (Unknown: name)
Narrative description of incident: Upon opening the aircraft pit in Los Angeles, CA ramp personnel found that the dog had passed away. It is not clear at what point the animal perished while in the airlineâ€™s custody.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog arrived deceased in San Francisco, CA. This appears to be a natural death. There is no evidence to suggest that the airlineâ€™s handling contributed to the animalâ€™s condition in any way.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
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