Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Oct 22, 2005
Report Date: December 2005
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 327
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Reporting Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight 0327
Date and Time of the Incident 22 OCT05 6:20pm PDT
Description of the Animal, Including Name Boston Terrier Canine named Baxter
Narrative Description of Incident Dog was found deceased off AA Flight 0327 (DFW-SFO).
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Necropsy results reveal the dog died of a pre-existing heart condition. The stress of flying caused the dog to hyperventilate and triggered a cardiac episode.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None.