Airline: Northwest Airlines
Incident Date: May 20, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: NW1057
Originating Airport: PIT (Pittsburgh International)
Destination Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Reporting Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Type: Injury Date/Time of Incident: May 20, 2005, approx. 8:00pm Location: MSP Routing: NW #1057 PIT-MSP NW #321 MSP-LAX Description of Animal: Dog; Mixed breed Pit Bull named â€œNoelâ€
Description of Incident: Dog escaped from its kennel while in transit by chewing a hole through the side of kennel. Animal and owner were transported to local Veterinarian in MSP. In addition to injury to toenail, the dogâ€™s gums were visibly swollen and bleeding.
Cause of the Incident: Dog injured itself while demonstrating a determined effort to escape its kennel.
Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action taken. Kennel was of acceptable construction and condition at time of acceptance. Kennel door was secure.