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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Jun 21, 2018
Report Date: August 2018
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 1773
Originating Airport: BWI (Baltimore/ Washington Intl)
Destination Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Reporting Airport: BWI (Baltimore/ Washington Intl)


Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 1773

Date & Time of Incident: 06/21/2018

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal: Breed: Not Known

Animal Name: Bells

Description of Incident: A pet cat "Bell" was accepted for transport in Baltimore, MD (BWI) destined for Honolulu, HI. Bell was accepted in apparent good health with all required documentation present. After acceptance Bell was taken to TSA screening and subsequently delivered to ground operations for transport to the originating aircraft. During ground transport the driver noticed the cat was no longer in the kennel. Airport OPS, ground operations, and USDA all commenced a search for Bell. At approximately 4A.M. on June 22nd airport maintenance located Bell who had suffered a fatal injury in the baggage conveyor system. Bell's family was subsequently contacted and made aware of her death.

Cause of Incident: Bells suffered a fatal injury from a baggage belt conveyor

Corrective Action Taken: At the time of this report the incident is still under investigation

PetFlight Report:
August 2018 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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