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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 05, 2019
Report Date: July 2019
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 20 years
Flight Number: 1406
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: RDU (Raleigh-Durham Intl)
Reporting Airport: RDU (Raleigh-Durham Intl)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 1406

Date & Time of Incident: 05/05/2019

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal: Breed: Not Known

Animal Name: George

Description of Incident: (3) three pet cats were accepted for transport in Los Angeles, CA (LAX) on direct flight to Raleigh, NC (RDU). ‘Blacky’ 10 years old, ‘Iggy’ 10 years old, and ‘George’ 20 years old. The cats were accepted in apparent good health with all documentation present. All three were boarded on the flight from LAX with no irregularities reported. Upon arrival and offload in RDU (1) one of the three cats ‘George’, was noticed unresponsive. Local Delta staff in RDU made immediate contact with the owner.

Cause of Incident: The pet owner elected to take George without medical evaluation to determine cause of death.

Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action taken.

PetFlight Report:
July 2019 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/344401/delta-air-lines-redacted-animal-incident-report-may-2019.pdf

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