Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Dec 07, 2009
Report Date: February 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 48
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport: CDG (Charles De Gaulle)
Reporting Airport: CDG (Charles De Gaulle)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #48 (DFW - CDG)
Date and Time of the Incident 7 December 2009
Description of the Animal, Including Name American Staffordshire Terrier (Canine), by the name of Smokey
Narrative Description of Incident Ramp personnel were off loading the kennel and found that the canine was deceased. CDG personnel arranged to have the pet transported to a local vet for a necropsy. No visible trauma was evident at the time the kennel was off-loaded. All ventilation in the hold where the pet was located was operational during the flight.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The necropsy report from the veterinary office in Franconville France indicates that the dog had an “infectious illness” and listed it as the cause of death.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No corrective action is necessary.