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Airline: Hawaiian Air
Incident Date: Jul 21, 2021
Report Date: September 2021
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 187
Originating Airport: KOA (Kona Intl At Keahole)
Destination Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)
Reporting Airport: HNL (Honolulu Intl)


Carrier: Hawaiian Airlines

Flight Number: HA187

Date & Time of Incident: 07/21/2021 12:00 AM

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal: Breed: Other

Animal Name: Louie

Description of Incident: On July 21, 2021, Randall Carpio, Sr. (“Shipper”) arranged to have a two-year old male, short- nosed pit bull to be shipped from Kona, Hawaii to his son, Randall Carpio, Jr. (“Owner”), in Seattle, Washington, with a stop over in Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon arrival at HNL, Hawaiian employees observed the pit bull to have labored breathing. The pit bull was taken to a separate room for closer examination and the pit bull was observed to be struggling with breathing and unresponsive. Hawaiian employees contacted a veterinarian and arranged for transport to the veterinarian’s office, but the pit bull expired before he could be transported. With Owner’s authorization, a necropsy was performed and report provided to Owner as well as cremated remains of the pit bull.

Cause of Incident: Pending Investigation.

Action Taken: Hawaiian is conducting an investigation of the incident and as part of such investigation will be reviewing its policies, procedures and handling of the pit bull to determine whether any corrective action is warranted.

PetFlight Report:
September 2021 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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