Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 10, 2009
Report Date: September 2009
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 513
Originating Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)
Destination Airport: SJU (Luis Munoz Marin Intl)
Reporting Airport: SJU (Luis Munoz Marin Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #513 (TPA - SJU)
Date and Time of the Incident 10 July 2009
Narrative Description of Incident Ramp personnel discovered the deceased pet upon arrival of flight 513 from TPA. There were no obvious signs of any trauma to the kennel or the pet and the pet was taken to the Condado Animal Hospital in San Juan for a necropsy.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The necropsy report determined that chronic renal failure was suspected with acute pulmonary edema, possibly due to cardiac failure.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No corrective action is necessary.