Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Oct 09, 2006
Report Date: December 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 545
Originating Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #545
Date and Time of the Incident 09OCT06 at approximately 2200CDT
Description of the Animal, Including Name Boxer named Hoss
Narrative Description of Incident Dog was found deceased off AA Flight #545 (ORD-LAX).
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident
Necropsy report revealed a pre-existing heart condition. Verified oxygen and temperature controls were working properly in the aircraft cargo compartment.
The ground temperature ranged from 54F to 64F and was not a contributing factor.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None.