Incident Date: Sep 01, 2010
Report Date: November 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 3 years
Flight Number: 1867
Originating Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Destination Airport: ONT (Ontario Intl)
Reporting Airport: ONT (Ontario Intl)
Carrier: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Flight Number: 131 MUC to ATL, 1867 ATL to ONT
Date and Time of Incident September 1, 2010, 9:30 PM
Type of Incident: Death
Description of Animal Breed: Pug Name: Duke Age: 3 years
Description of Incident: Three pets were accepted for transport in Munich, Germany. Upon arrival at Ontario CA, the kennel containing Duke was unloaded from the aircraft and it was noted that he was not moving inside. Upon further investigation, the Below Wing Supervisor determined the dog was deceased. The other dogs appeared to be in good condition.
Cause of Incident: The pet was taken to a vet for a full necropsy. “Due to lack of significant gross findings on the examination determining the exact cause of death is difficult.” Possible causes listed by the vet were hypothermia, a cardiovascular event, encephalitis or other cerebral conditions. However, the vet found no clear evidence of any of these conditions existed.
Corrective Action Taken: None.