Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 26, 2006
Report Date: August 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 10 years 6 months
Flight Number: 754
Originating Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Destination Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Animal Incident Report To the U.S. Department of Transportation Pursuant to 14 CFR 234.13
Submitted by United Airlines Reporting Period: June 1, 2006 - June 30, 2006 Total submitted incidents: 2
July 17, 2006
United Flight: 754 Seattle/Chicago
June 26, 2006: 11:15 PM Age: 10.5 Breed: Schipperke
Description of incident: Passenger checked in two kennels for transport of dogs as checked baggage from Seattle connecting in Chicago with a final destination of Atlanta. Both kennels were inspected and transported planeside. Prior to departure the customer requested to check on his dogs and he was escorted to ramp level. Upon inspection of both kennels it was discovered that the smaller of the dogs was not moving. The passenger checked the dog's breathing and pulse and all agreed the animal was deceased. Passenger advised his wish was to have the dog transported to a local veterinarian's office where he would arrange for disposition. Cause of death is unknown. The passenger then proceeded to travel. The kennel was in good shape with no evidence of damage. All procedures had been met.
Description of cause of the incident: Same as above.
Description of any corrective action taken: No corrective action was taken or warranted as United procedures were followed.