Incident Date: Dec 24, 2010
Report Date: February 2011
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: CO1
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: GUM (Guam International)
Reporting Airport: GUM (Guam International)
TOTAL ANIMALS SHIPPED DURING REPORTING PERIOD: 6,725 TOTAL REPORTABLE INCIDENTS DURING PERIOD: 1 % OF REPORTABLE INCIDENTS TO ANIMALS HANDLED: 0.01%
INCIDENT #1: CO flight #1 Guam-Honolulu Dog – English Bulldog / Age 4 yrs December 24, 2010 Male/ Name: Zeus
Description of the Incident: Zeus originated in Los Angeles and was protected during his connection in Honolulu at the State Quarantine facility and was reported in good condition upon departure from Honolulu. He was loaded with other animals on the flight from Honolulu to Guam and was found deceased upon arrival into Guam (all other animals were fine).
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed on Zeus and the Veterinarian’s report stated “….acute cardiovascular collapse..” We noted that he was cared for in Honolulu at the State facility and reported in good condition and traveled with at least 2 other dogs in the same compartment from Honolulu to Guam and all procedures were followed appropriately. Other animals arrived safe and without incident into Guam. The death of this pet appears to be from pre-existing conditions and was not related to Continental handling or transit.
Description of any corrective action taken: None, as this death was not related to Continental Airlines’ handling.