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Airline: Continental
Incident Date: Aug 30, 2008
Report Date: October 2008
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 10 years
Flight Number: 1622
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Reporting Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)


INCIDENT #2 CO Flight #1622 Houston to Portland, OR Dog – Pug / 10 yrs old August 30, 2008 Female/ Name: “Sissy”

Owner/Guardian REDACTED

Narrative Description:

Description of the Incident: Upon arrival of the flight into Portland, OR the Pug was found lying in her crate deceased.

Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed at location in Oregon at Continental’s expense and the Pathologist noted that the final diagnosis was “Tracheal hypoplasia, a slipped femur and arthrosis”. The Pathologist noted that the slipped femur and arthrosis were chronic conditions that were unlikely to have caused the dog’s demise; however, they noted that Sissy likely died from “respiratory insufficiency, which is an inherent problem for brachiocephalic dogs.”

Description of any corrective action taken: None. The death of this pet was clearly a pre-existing condition and not transit related.

PetFlight Report:
October 2008 Airline Pet Travel Report
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