Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Aug 06, 2005
Report Date: October 2005
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 59
Originating Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)
Destination Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Reporting Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight 59
Date and Time of the Incident 06AUG05 at 1205CDT
Description of the Animal, Including Name Brown and White English Bulldog, 2 y/o, 64L with the name of 'Willie'
Narrative Description of Incident Two dogs arrived off flight from JFK. One dog died shortly after arrival in SFO. Kennel had vomit on floor area and dog was observed to be breathing shallowly. Animal died shortly thereafter.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Dog was sent for an autopsy. Cause of death could not be determined as customer will not share the results with American Airlines.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None, as the cause of death could not be determined, and the investigation revealed all policies and procedures were followed.