Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Sep 03, 2012
Report Date: November 2012
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: CO 1284
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Reporting Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
INCIDENT #2: CO flight #1284 Newark to San Francisco Dog– Golden Retriever / 2 yr old Female September 3, 2012 Name: Bea
Description of the Incident: Pet arrived San Francisco deceased upon arrival.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed by owner at her vet…we offered to pay and receive a copy but owner refused. Cause of death unknown, however, flight had a companion golden retriever 7 years and 2 cats, and all other animals were fine. Aircraft checked for mechanical or operational failures and none were found. Direct nonstop flight.
Description of any corrective action taken: None as the cause of death unknown and all other animals on board were fine. Appears death not related to Continental Airlines’ handling.