Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2007
Report Date: August 2007
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 179
Originating Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Destination Airport: KTN (Ketchikan Intl)
Reporting Airport: KTN (Ketchikan Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 179 (SEA/KTN) Date of incident: 6/20/07 Time of incident: (During-flight) Approx 12n
Description of animal (including name): Dog (name/age/breed: unknown)
Narrative description of incident: (in flight passing) Upon arrival of flight 179 on June 20, 2007 Alaska Airlines ramp lead found that the dog in the hold was deceased. We then notified Customer Service Manager. The Customer Service Manager informed the passenger that her dog had passed away enroute to KTN.
Customer Service Manager offered to have an autopsy performed at the airlineâ€™s expense. The passenger declined this offer, stating that dog was elderly and had health problems and was on medication. The passenger took the deceased dog with her.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: Death apparently caused by age and health complications of pet.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.