Airline: United Airlines
Incident Date: Jan 06, 2007
Report Date: March 2007
Incident Type: Loss
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 167
Originating Airport: IAD (Washington Dulles International)
Destination Airport: SMF (Sacramento International)
Reporting Airport: IAD (Washington Dulles International)
February 14, 2007
United Flight: 167 IAD/SMF
January 6, 2007: 12:15 PM Animal: Cat
Narrative Description: Description of incident: Cat was being shipped as Cargo. Upon attempting to load the kennel on the aircraft in IAD, the kennel door opened and the cat jumped out and ran across a taxiway. Attempts to locate the cat on the airport grounds are ongoing.
Description of cause of the incident: The kennel was in good condition and it cannot be determined when the kennel door became ajar.
Description of any corrective action taken: None. United procedures were followed.