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Airline: Midwest Airlines
Incident Date: Sep 26, 2006
Report Date: November 2006
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 208
Originating Airport: FLL (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl)
Destination Airport: MCI (Kansas City Intl)
Reporting Airport: MCI (Kansas City Intl)


Flight Number: 208

Date/Time of Incident: September 26, 2006, 4:00pm CDT

Description of Animal: Dog, Golden Retriever, name unknown

Owner's Name: REDACTED

Narrative: Upon arrival of flight 208 from Fort Lauderdale to Kansas City, ramp personnel unloading the aircraft observed an animal motionless in its shipping container. The animal could not be revived and appeared deceased. Passenger was notified and advised of the situation. During a conversation with the passenger it was learned that on a flight from Panama City, Panama to Miami 3 days earlier, baggage fell on the animal's container causing it to fail and allowing the animal to run free in the aircraft baggage compartment. The animal was held for observation for 2 days and then cleared for transport by a veterinarian. Passenger provided 2 tranquilizers to the animal prior to departure from Fort Lauderdale. No unusual conditions were encountered during the flight to Kansas City.

Cause of Incident: Exact cause was not determined, as necropsy was not performed.

Corrective Actions: No action was taken, as exact cause of death could not be determined.

PetFlight Report:
November 2006 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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