Incident Date: Aug 02, 2006
Report Date: October 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 8 years
Flight Number: 357
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: RNO (Reno/Tahoe International)
Reporting Airport: RNO (Reno/Tahoe International)
CO Flight #357 IAH-RNO Dog - Pug 8 yrs old August 2, 2006 Male, Name: Not Available
Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: Upon arrival in Reno, Nevada, the Ramp personnel who opened the cargo bin door of the aircraft noted that this animal was deceased upon arrival.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: This animal was loaded into the aircraft bin in Houston alongside another dog and a shipment of baby chicks. Upon arrival into Reno, this pet was deceased. The other animals, riding next to this pet's crate, arrived in good health. The necropsy was performed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture and they noted that, "a cause of death in this animal was not determined histologically or on gross examination".but also stated "natural causes cannot be ruled out". An internal investigation showed that all handling was per established guidelines, and the aircraft was operating properly.
Description of any corrective action taken: This animal's death was not transit related, so no corrective measures were taken.