Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 27, 2011
Report Date: May 2011
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 933
Originating Airport: FRA (Frankfurt International Airport )
Destination Airport: IAD (Washington Dulles International)
Reporting Airport: IAD (Washington Dulles International)
April 15, 2011
United Flight: 933 Frankfurt/Washington Dulles
March 27, 2011 Animal: English Bulldog/Hoku
Narrative Description: Description of incident: Hoku was moving back to the U.S. after an extended stay in Frankfurt. Upon arrival of Flight 933 from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles, Hoku was found to be deceased in his kennel. Hoku was transferred to the animal hospital for necropsy. While some health issues were found previous to travel and after, no final determination was made of cause of death.
Description of cause of the incident: There was no apparent cause of death by the animal hospital. All airport procedures were followed and three other kennels holding a dog and two cats in cargo hold were all in good health.
Description of any corrective action taken: No corrective action was required as all requirements in pet handling were followed.