Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 16, 2009
Report Date: January 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 68
Originating Airport: LIH (Lihue)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
United Flight: 68 LIH/LAX
November 16, 2009 5:12 AM Animal: Dog - Buddy
Narrative Description: Description of incident: Dog was traveling in cargo hold and traveling with owners. Upon landing it was determined that Buddy was deceased.
Description of cause of the incident: The owners advised they were not surprised of Buddy’s death as he had a pre-existing medical problem- enlarged heart and had been ill. Results of necroscopy not available at this submittal.
Description of any corrective action taken: None - United procedures were followed.