Incident Date: Aug 21, 2005
Report Date: October 2005
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 8 years
Flight Number: 148
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Reporting Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Description of the Incident: Duke flew on a non-stop flight from Newark, NJ to San Francisco, CA along with another pet from the same family (separate kennel). Upon arrival of the aircraft, Duke was deceased.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: Necropsy results indicated that Duke died from a pre-existing cardiac disease that resulted in acute shock and cardiac failure.
Description of any corrective action taken: None needed.