Airline: Frontier Airlines
Incident Date: May 12, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 426
Originating Airport: DEN (Denver Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Carrier/Flt Number: Frontier Airlines #426
Date/Time of Incident: 5/12/05 11:59 p.m.
Description of Animal : Cornish Rex cat named â€œMr. Babyâ€
Description of Incident: On arrival on flight from Denver to Atlanta, animal was placed on baggage conveyor belt rather than being hand-carried for passenger pick-up. The cat suffered emotional trauma and was injured. Injuries included several broken nails and a cut on the nose.
Description of Cause: The incident was caused by poor judgment on the part of Frontier employee.
Description of Corrective Action: The Atlanta Station Manager was contacted and employee was coached and disciplined. The animalâ€™s owner was compensated for all medical expenses, all transportation fees, all special medicines and equipment, and future veterinarian visit charges.