Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 05, 2005
Report Date: August 2005
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 640
Originating Airport: AUS (Austin-Bergstrom Intl)
Destination Airport: ROC (Greater Rochester International)
Reporting Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight 640
Date and Time of the Incident 11JUN05 at 1110CDT
Description of the Animal, Including Name White Persian Male Cat, 7 y/o, 10L with the name of 'Musafa'
Narrative Description of Incident Cat was scheduled to travel AUS-ORD-ROC. Cat was found deceased off AA Flight 640 (AUS-ORD) in which ORD was the intermediate station.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Autopsy inconclusive as to cause of death but revealed cat had pulmonary carcinoma, cardiomyopathy and pulmonary edema. Report stated the clinical effects of the heart disease could have been exacerbated by the stress of transportation.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None, as the cause of death could not be ascertained by autopsy.