Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Feb 20, 2010
Report Date: April 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 152
Originating Airport: OTZ (Ralph Wien Memorial)
Destination Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Reporting Airport: ANC (Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 152 (Kotzebue to Anchorage) Date of incident: February 20, 2010 Time of incident: Approximately 4:35 P.M.
Description of animal (including name): A dog (Unknown: Breed, name, sex, or age)
Narrative description of incident: Upon opening the aircraft cargo pit in Anchorage ramp personnel found that a dog inside its kennel had passed away. Upon meeting the customer receiving the cargo shipment, she advised that prior to shipment, a car in Kotzebue, Alaska had struck the dog and since the dog was having difficulties breathing, they were flying their dog into Anchorage to seek Veterinarian care. It is not clear at what point the animal perished while in the airline’s custody.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A dog arrived deceased in Anchorage. This appears to be a natural death, or related to its previous injuries suffered from being struck by a car. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s condition in any way.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required.
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