Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 15, 2009
Report Date: May 2009
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AA 940
Originating Airport: SCL (Arturo Merino Benitez Airport)
Destination Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Reporting Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #940 (SCL - DFW)
Date and Time of the Incident 15 MAR 2009
Description of the Animal, Including Name Canine, Pug named Pugcasso
Narrative Description of Incident Pugcasso was discovered deceased upon arrival at DFW; this was one of two pets checked by the customer. There were no apparent injuries to the pet and it was taken to the Metroplex Veterinary Center for a gross necropsy.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The results of the necropsy identified pre-existing heart disease resulting in pulmonary congestion and edema.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No corrective action is necessary. The pet had a pre-existing heart condition that contributed to it’s death.