Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Mar 16, 2012
Report Date: May 2012
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 850
Originating Airport: OGG (Kahului)
Destination Airport: PTK (Oakland County International)
Reporting Airport: OGG (Kahului)
Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 850 (Maui, HI to Oakland, CA) Date of incident: March 16, 2012 Time of incident: Approximately 1:00 P.M. HT
Description of animal (including name): A male Pit-bull dog, unknown age.
Narrative description of incident: A customer and her Pit-bull, attempted to once again travel, in a new kennel with metal air vents. Prior to being loaded on to the aircraft, the dog chewed out of the back of the kennel, and was bleeding from his gums. The customer and her dog were re-united in baggage claim and did not fly.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident A dog inside its kennel chewed through the back of its kennel and was bleeding from its gums. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s injury.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required and no photographs available