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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Sep 14, 2013
Report Date: November 2013
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: 1221
Originating Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)


INCIDENT #1: UA FLIGHT #1221 DOG/6YRS FEMALE Honolulu (HNL)to Los Angeles (LAX) NAME: SUGA September 14, 2013 AWB 016-5186-4702 2210HRS PST Owner/Guardian REDACTED NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION Description of the Incident: Arrived deceased at LAX. Take to ASEC for evaluation. Description of the Cause of the Incident: Veterinarian determined cause of death as severe gastric and SI loop distension from air. Suspected animal was anxious during flight which lead to panting and air distension of stomach resulting in increased abdominal pressure on major abdominal vessels with subsequent hypotension and shock. . Description of any corrective action taken: None required. Mortality based on natural causes.

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