Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Dec 10, 2021
Report Date: February 2022
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 8 months
Flight Number: 374
Originating Airport: ALN (St Louis Regional)
Destination Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)
Reporting Airport: MCO (Orlando Intl)
Carrier: American Airlines Flight Number: 374 Date & Time of Incident: 12/10/2021 12:00 AM Type of Incident: Death
Description of Animal: Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Animal Name: Camp
Description of Incident: On Friday, December 10, 2021, 03:36 CST, one female Cavapoo puppy (Camp) was dropped off by Augustus Brazel, representative of Ozark Mtn Puppies, at the American Airlines Cargo Facility in St. Louis, MO (STL), for air transport under air waybill 001-58502603. The puppy was scheduled to travel to Orlando, FL (MCO), with a connection in Miami, FL (MIA), flights AA0374/10-Dec STL-MIA (etd 06:00 eta 09:45) and AA0649/10-Dec MIA-MCO (etd 10:35 eta 11:53). At approximately 11:50 (EST), after arrival at Orlando, FL (MCO), notification was received that Camp was extremely lethargic and only semi responsive. She was transported to Nona’s Ark Animal Hospital in Orlando, FL for immediate medical attention. She was treated for hypoglycemia and hypothermal, in critical condition. At approximately 15:00 (EST), while still under veterinary care, Camp passed away. The deceased puppy’s remains were appropriately packaged and transported to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, (flight AA2490/10-Dec MCO-DFW) for necropsy services.
Cause of Incident: Necropsy indicated that tissue tested at Texas A&M veterinarian laboratory indicated broncho interstitial pneumonia. A viral etiology was suspected, and PCR testing came back with a positive result for canine parainfluenza virus. As a result, the cause of death was a result of a viral infection resulting in Pneumonia.
Corrective Action Taken: Incident was not a result in carrier negligence