Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 08, 2005
Report Date: April 2006
Incident Type: Loss
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 3597
Originating Airport: DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International)
Destination Airport: CMH (Port Columbus Intl)
Reporting Airport: CMH (Port Columbus Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Eagle Flight 3597
Date and Time of the Incident 8 NOV 8:40 pm EST
Description of the Animal, Including Name Cat named Sweet Pea
Narrative Description of Incident Cat escaped after unloaded from cart off AE Flight 3597 (DFW-CMH).
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Ground handler lifted the kennel from baggage cart, hardware came apart, kennel door fell to the ground, and the cat escaped. Passenger advised airport personnel not to attempt recapture as the cat was wild and had previously injured the owner. Animal Control was called but unable to catch the cat.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None, kennel had loose screws and quick recapture was not advised.