Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Oct 03, 2010
Report Date: December 2010
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 151
Originating Airport: OME (Nome)
Destination Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Reporting Airport: OME (Nome)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 151 (Nome, AK to Anchorage, AK) Date of incident: October 3, 2010 Time of incident: Approximately 9:45 A.M. AT
Description of animal (including name): A German Shepherd dog (Unknown: sex, or age)
Narrative description of incident: Upon loading the last bag into cargo hold Nome ramp personnel found that a passenger’s dog had evidently become agitated once loaded onto the airplane and had escaped from the kennel. The German Shepherd escaped by chewing a hole in the kennel, which allowed the kennel door to open. The dog was bleeding extensively from its mouth, due to apparent injury sustained while chewing on the kennel. The passenger was then advised of the situation; he deplaned and examined his dog, and he administered further sedative to his dog. The local Nome staff provided the passenger with a new kennel and he elected to continue on with his itinerary.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog departing Nome, AK chewed through kennel and escape from the kennel. The passenger was advised of the situation, the dog was put into a new kennel and continued onto Anchorage.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
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