Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Jan 26, 2012
Report Date: March 2012
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 2071
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #2071
Date and Time of the Incident 26 January 2012
Description of the Animal, Including Name Canine, named Cosmo
Narrative Description of Incident While off-loading the aircraft, fleet service personnel noticed that the kennel, containing Cosmo, reeked of feces. The kennel was delivered to the baggage claim area and was claimed by his owners. While in the baggage claim area, the dog began to have a seizure and the owners immediately departed the airport for a local veterinarian’s office.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The dog was deceased shortly after arriving at the veterinarian’s office. The owners did not want a necropsy performed on Cosmo and the exact cause of death is undetermined.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No corrective action is necessary for this incident.