Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 14, 2006
Report Date: January 2007
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 14 years
Flight Number: 855
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Reporting Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
United Flight: 855
November 14, 2006: 8:32 PM Age: 14 Cat
Description of incident: Passenger checked a cat in a kennel on Flight 855 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago. (ORD). Upon arrival in ORD the cat was discovered to be deceased. The owner shared that she was not surprised as veterinarian had advised her that the cat may not survive due to age and recent surgical procedures the cat had undergone. A necroscopy was performed.
Description of cause of the incident: Same as above.
Description of any corrective action taken: No corrective action was taken or warranted as United procedures were followed.