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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Mar 16, 2011
Report Date: May 2011
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: DL 132
Originating Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)
Destination Airport: ATH (Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos))
Reporting Airport: ATH (Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos))


Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: DL 132

Date and Time of Incident 16 March 2011, 10:00 AM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal Breed: French Bulldog Age: Approximately 2 years

Description of Incident: Death

Cause of Incident: Pet was accepted for transportation as checked baggage in JFK. The pet appeared to be in good condition when accepted. The temperature in New York was a maximum of 45O and 52O on arrival in Athens Greece. The aircraft bin climate control was determined to be working properly.

The conclusion of the veterinary doctor based on the autopsy findings is that the immediate cause of death is the acute collapse of the circulatory system. The acute circulatory deficit was primarily due to the left ventricle endocarditis and may have been worsened by circumstantial conditions associated with the stress of travel.

Corrective Action Taken: Follow up briefings were held with acceptance agents involved to ensure embargo of bulldogs is observed.

PetFlight Report:
May 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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