Incident Date: Apr 28, 2012
Report Date: June 2012
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: DL135
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Carrier: Delta Air Lines
Flight Number: 135
Date and Time of Incident 4/28/2012 6:00 AM
Type of Incident: Death
Description of Animal Breed: Labrador Retriever Age: 2 years Name: Mocha
Description of Incident: Pet arrived in Atlanta, Georgia from Monrovia, Liberia via Accra, Ghana unresponsive. The dog had passed away during the transatlantic leg of the trip.
Cause of Incident: A necropsy of the pet indicated she died of heat stroke. The retriever was in apparent good condition prior to departure from Monrovia Liberia. The flight crew advised the heat/cooling controls were properly set. There were no indications of a mechanical malfunction during the flight. A check of the bin heating system by mechanics found the system is working properly.
Corrective Action Taken: The incident is still under detailed investigation. Any corrective action will be based on the results of the investigation.