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Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 19, 2011
Report Date: September 2011
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 months
Flight Number: 1362
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport:
Reporting Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)


Carrier and Flight Number AA1361 (MCI-DFW-SNA)

Date and Time of the Incident 7/19/2011; Incident reported at approximately 9:45 a.m. at DFW

Description of the Animal, Including Name Male brown colored miniature schnauzer puppy; Puppy’s name: unknown; 2 month-old weighing approximately 2.5 pounds

Narrative Description of Incident Puppy was taken to a kennel for overnight housing until the flight departed the following morning; the kennel checked on the puppy several times; however, at approximately midnight on 7/19/2011, the puppy was deceased.

Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The animal was immediately taken to CVA Metroplex Animal Hospital for a necropsy. The necropsy stated: “The primary histologic lesions affected the brain, liver, and lungs. The legions are histologically suggestive of an underlying viral infection. Brain: Multifocal, mild nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis; Liver: Multifocal, acute hepatic necrosis; Lung: Multifocal, acute pulmonary necrosis”

Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None

PetFlight Report:
September 2011 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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