Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Apr 11, 2011
Report Date: June 2011
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 10 years
Flight Number: AA8
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Reporting Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Carrier and Flight Number AA8 (HNL-DFW)
Date and Time of the Incident 4/11/2011; Incident reported at approximately 6:30 a.m. at DFW
Description of the Animal, Including Name Male Orange Tabby Cat named Scruffy ; 10 year-old weighing approximately 3.6 pounds
Narrative Description of Incident Upon arrival at DFW, the kennel was unloaded from the belly. The cat was not moving, and, upon further investigation, it was determined the cat was deceased.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The animal was immediately taken to CVA Metroplex Animal Hospital for a necropsy. The necropsy concluded the cause of death was enteric lymphoma.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None