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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 03, 2018
Report Date: July 2018
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 2531
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: BOS (General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 2531

Date & Time of Incident: 05/03/2018

Type of Incident: Injury

Description of Animal: Breed: Labrador Retriever

Animal Name: CHUCK

Description of Incident: A pet canine 'Chuck' was accepted for transport in Los Angeles, CA (LAX) destined for Boston, MA (BOS). Chuck was accepted in apparent good health with all required documentation present. After acceptance Chuck was staged for transport to the aircraft. Chuck chewed through his kennel wall and fled from his kennel prior to transport to the aircraft. Airport authorities, local kenneling services, LAPD, and tower personnel were alerted to immediately begin search for Chuck. Chuck was ultimately located at a local animal shelter and remitted back to his owners. Chuck was then taken for Veterinary evaluation. Chuck received medical authorization for transport after treatment to wounds on his head and paws. Delta provided new kenneling and transport for Chuck. Chuck was transported to Boston and ultimately reunited with his family.

Cause of Incident: Chuck suffered a self-inflicted injury to his paws and face resulting from chewing through his original kennel.

Corrective Action Taken: Self-inflicted injury. No corrective action.

PetFlight Report:
July 2018 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/316036/delta-animal-incidents-report-may-2018-redacted.pdf

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