Incident Date: Jun 13, 2010
Report Date: August 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: CO319
Originating Airport: TPA (Tampa Intl)
Destination Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Reporting Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
INCIDENT #1: CO Flight #319 from Tampa to Newark Dog – Boston Terrier / age 2 yrs June 13, 2010 Male / Name: UNKNOWN
Description of the Incident: Pet was deceased upon arrival into Newark, NJ
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed at Continental’s expense. The Veterinarian’s report included the following statement, “The intestinal lesions could suggest an underlying inflammatory bowel disease”. She also noted that, “it is possible that breed related respiratory issues could have contributed to the death of this pet.” It was also important to note that the temperature in Tampa upon departure was 79 degrees F and the temperature in Newark upon arrival was 76 degrees F and all handling was per Continental’s policies.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death of this pet was not related to Continental Airlines’ handling or equipment.