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Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2016
Report Date: August 2016
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 3 months
Flight Number: 3912
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Carrier: ExpressJet Airlines Flight Number: 3912 Date & Time of Incident: 06/24/2016 Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal: Breed: Chihuahua Animal Name: Description of Incident: The 13 week old Chihuahua was loaded into the cargo hold for the planned on-time departure. Shortly before the scheduled departure time the flight incurred a mechanical delay. The dog remained in the cargo hold during the delay and was discovered deceased upon removal from the cargo hold at the origin station by the ramp service provider. Cause of Incident: Shipper declined necropsy. Cause of death is unconfirmed. Corrective Action Taken: Reviewing Standard Operating Procedures for animal handling during ground delay of aircraft.

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