Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 20, 2011
Report Date: May 2011
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 13 years
Flight Number: 2851
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport: CHS (Charleston AFB/Intl)
Reporting Airport: CHS (Charleston AFB/Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #2851 (DFW - CHS)
Date and Time of the Incident 20 March 2011 at 1755
Description of the Animal, Including Name Mixed breed (Canine), named Weenie
Narrative Description of Incident Ramp personnel were off-loading the 1 of 2 kennels and found that the canine was deceased. CHS personnel released the pet to its owner and the owner later arranged to have the pet transported to a local vet for cremation. No visible trauma was evident at the time the kennel was off-loaded. All ventilation in the compartment where the pet was located was operational during the flight.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The 13 year old pet was cremated and the exact cause of death is unknown.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No corrective action was necessary.