Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 16, 2012
Report Date: August 2012
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: UA1591
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
Reporting Airport: SAN (San Diego Intl)
INCIDENT #2: UA flight #1591 Newark to San Diego Dog– Golden Retriever / 6 yrs old Male June 16, 2012 Name: Rocket
Description of the Incident: Pet arrived San Diego deceased upon arrival.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed and the cause of death was undetermined, but with self-inflicted injuries present. Dog said to not travel well and died early in flight on Saturday with necropsy performed Monday. Histologic changes compatible with those produced by advanced autolysis hampering a critical evaluation of the submitted tissues.
Description of any corrective action taken: None as the cause of death was not related to United Airlines’ handling.
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