Incident Date: Jul 08, 2006
Report Date: September 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 12 years
Flight Number: CO422
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
CO Flight #422 IAH-LAX Dog - Boston Terrier Name: "Mr. Jiggs" July 8, 2006 Male, 12yrs old
Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: Upon arrival in LAX, the Ramp personnel who opened the bin noted that this animal was deceased inside its kennel.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: An investigation showed that all procedures were followed and this animal was handled appropriately. It's important to note that two other animals arrived in the same bin with this animal, and were in excellent health. Customer agreed to a necropsy which showed some age-related conditions, but did not reveal a cause of death outside of natural causes.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. The animal's death was not transit related.