Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Feb 02, 2007
Report Date: April 2007
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 2213
Originating Airport: MIA (Miami Intl)
Destination Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Reporting Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #2213
Date and Time of the Incident 2 FEB 2007 at approximately 2:01pm
Description of the Animal, Including Name English Bulldog named Beau
Narrative Description of Incident Dog arrived ill off AA Flight #2213 (MIA-LAX) and subsequently expired.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Dog arrived with fever and very ill. Kennel, animal pillow and surroundings were very cool. The cause of death was due to heatstroke. The necropsy report states that death was likely complicated by brachycephalic syndrome/airway obstruction which is common for this breed. Thorough testing was performed on the aircraftâ€™s ventilation system and all systems performed properly. The animal was checked in approximately an hour prior to take-off and there were no ground delays. The ground temperature in Miami was 82F. This may have been a contributing factor given the sensitivity of bulldogs and snub-nosed animals in general. The ground temperature in LAX was 59F at arrival.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None.