Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Aug 16, 2008
Report Date: October 2008
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: 120
Originating Airport: BLI (Bellingham Intl)
Destination Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
Reporting Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 120 (BLI/SEA/SAN) Date of incident: August 16, 2008 Time of incident: Approximately 3:42 P.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): A 4 year-old male French bulldog
Narrative description of incident: Upon opening the aircraft pit in San Diego, CA ramp personnel found that one of the two dogs being transported 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 Diego, 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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