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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 15, 2013
Report Date: July 2013
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 22 months
Flight Number: 1212
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)


Type: Death Date of Incident: May 15, 2013 Location: Los Angeles, CA Routing: Honolulu, HI (HNL) – Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – San Diego, CA (SAN) Flight - 1212 AWB: 006-06809235 Description of Animal: 22 month old, male English Bulldog, named “Dozer” Description of Incident: Dozer was a 22 month old, 59 lbs English bulldog, who was accepted by our agents in Honolulu for transport to San Diego, California. All documents were reviewed and processed.

DL1212 departed Hawaii as scheduled and arrived into LAX ahead of schedule by seven minutes. LAX was the transient city prior to Dozer’s flight segment to SAN. The temperature at the time of departure from HNL was approximately 75ºF and 62ºF on arrival in LAX. There were no indications of any mechanical malfunctions on board the aircraft while Dozer was in-transit.

On arrival in LAX, the ramp handling crew noticed Dozer was not moving and no sound was heard coming from his kennel. By 0625PST, an agent prepared Dozer and his paperwork for delivery to Advanced Veterinary Care Center to await further instructions from the owners.

Cause of Incident: Doctors at Advanced Veterinary Care Center cited BAOS and an underlying heart condition as the cause of death.

Corrective Action Taken: Agents at HNL violated internal policies and procedures by accepting this breed. Delta Cargo does not accept American, English or French bulldogs for transport at any time.

PetFlight Report:
July 2013 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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