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Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Dec 12, 2008
Report Date: January 2009
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AS19
Originating Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)


Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: AS19 (MCO-SEA) Date of incident: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Time of incident: 5:30 P.M. ET

Description of animal (including name): a female mixed breed dog, unknown age.

Narrative description of incident: While kennel was on the ramp waiting to be loaded into aircraft, the dog escaped from the kennel. The pet owner was contacted and brought down to the ramp to assist on capturing her dog. Airport authorities also assisted and after numerous attempts to capture the dog, we were unsuccessful and the dog crossed over to the access road and was hit and killed by a vehicle. Local airport authorities secured the remains.

Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog escaped from kennel, ran onto access road and was struck by a vehicle and killed. 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:
January 2009 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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