Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Nov 02, 2009
Report Date: January 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: AA711
Originating Airport: FLL (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl)
Destination Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Reporting Airport: ORD (Chicago O'Hare Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number AA711(FLL to ORD) and continuing to EWR on AA1526
Date and Time of the Incident PM on 02-Nov-09
Description of the Animal, Including Name Buddy, 4 year old Pit Bull
Narrative Description of Incident The dog appeared to be in good health when it was received in FLL; however, according to AA employee, the dog seemed a bit sedate when they loaded him on the aircraft. Animal found deceased at ORD.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident Per Veterinarian, there was no obvious cause of death.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident None