Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: May 14, 2006
Report Date: July 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 14 years
Flight Number: 119
Originating Airport: SNA (John Wayne Airport-Orange County)
Destination Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Reporting Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines
Date of incident: 5/14/2006
Time of incident: approximately 10:00pm
Description of animal (including name): Cockapoo dog named Shep. The dog was 14 years old, and was observed to be graying and missing patches of hair.
Identification of the owner(s) and/or guardian of the animal: Redacted
Narrative description of incident: Passenger traveled from Orange County through Seattle to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage, Alaska Airlines personnel observed that Shep did not appear to be breathing. They soon realized that the animal had passed away and so advised Ms. Flake
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: The exact cause is unknown, though the dog's advanced age may have been a factor. All weather conditions were acceptable. There was no sign of damage or mishandling on the kennel. Other pets loaded in the same area arrived in Anchorage in good health.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: Cause is unknown therefore no corrective action taken.
Name, title, address and telephone number of the individual filing the report on behalf of the air carrier: Redacted