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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Mar 19, 2020
Report Date: May 2020
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 2338
Originating Airport: JFK (John F Kennedy Intl)
Destination Airport: PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl)
Reporting Airport: PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl)


Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 2338

Date & Time of Incident: 03/19/2020

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal: Breed: Sphynx

Animal Name: Chloe

Description of Incident: An 18-week-old male Sphynx Cat "Chloe" weighing 3lb 2oz was tendered for transport from New York, NY (JFK) on March 19, 2020 to Phoenix, AZ (PHX). Chloe was accepted with all required documentation and deemed healthy for travel per the accompanying Veterinary health certificate. Chloe was loaded on Delta flight 2338 non-stop service to PHX and transported without incident. Chloe arrived in PHX and at the time of unloading was noticed unresponsive during observation. Delta personnel in PHX immediately transported Chloe to local Veterinary services for evaluation. Local Veterinary services in PHX determined Chloe had died. A Necropsy of Chloe’s remains was scheduled to aid in determining cause of death.

Cause of Incident: According to the necropsy report Chloe suffered from pre-existing conditions. Pneumonia and Pulmonary edema.

Corrective Action Taken: Chloe suffered from pre-existing medical conditions. No corrective action taken.

PetFlight Report:
May 2020 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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