Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Aug 12, 2013
Report Date: October 2013
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: 9
Originating Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Incident 1 Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 9 (Orlando, FL to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: Saturday, August 12, 2013 Time of incident: 12:12 A.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): A 7-year-old, male, Rottweiler mix named Kobe.
Narrative description of incident: Upon arrival in Seattle, ramp personnel advised supervisors that a 7-year-old, male, mixed breed Rottweiler dog in a kennel was unresponsive. A large amount of vomit was present in the kennel along with pieces of the kennel, apparently from the dog chewing on the plastic. Supervisors then notified the passenger that her dog had passed away sometime during the flight. The passenger asked to see her dog. She later called back requesting a necropsy be performed. The dog was taken to ACESS 24-hour animal hospital in Renton and the primary diagnosis was “aspiration pneumonia”. Cremation later followed.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A large amount of vomit was present in the kennel along with broken pieces of the kennel from the dog chewing on the plastic. The necropsy listed the cause of death as: aspiration pneumonia. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s death.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required. No photographs available