Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: May 20, 2013
Report Date: July 2013
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 20 years
Flight Number: 616
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: IAD (Washington Dulles International)
Reporting Airport: DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National)
INCIDENT #2: UA flight #616 Houston to Washington National Airport Cat / 20 yr. old Male May 20, 2013 Name: Fatman
Description of the Incident: Pet arrived Washington DC deceased upon arrival.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was not performed although vet was authorized… cause of death deemed natural causes due to age. Companion animal was okay so mechanical issues were ruled out. We paid for a cremation for the family.
Description of any corrective action taken: None as the cause of death suspected due to age.