Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Apr 26, 2012
Report Date: June 2012
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AA102
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: BWI (Baltimore/ Washington Intl)
Reporting Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #102
Date and Time of the Incident 26 April 2012 @0712
Description of the Animal, Including Name Canine, named Toby
Narrative Description of Incident While off-loading the aircraft, fleet service personnel noticed that the dog in the kennel was not moving. The passenger was notified and continued his flight to BWI. The pet was taken to a local vet for a gross necropsy to determine the cause of death.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The necropsy revealed that the dog had a pre-existing condition and that a “Tracheal Collapse”, along with the kennel being too small for the pet, was the cause of death.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident The agent in HNL will be counseled on checked pet procedures and the acceptance of kennels especially.