Incident Date: Sep 17, 2005
Report Date: November 2005
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 318
Originating Airport: IAH (George Bush Intercontinental/Houston)
Destination Airport: OKC (Will Rogers World)
Reporting Airport: OKC (Will Rogers World)
Description of the Incident: Animal was deceased upon arrival (inside its kennel) at Oklahoma City.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: According to the necropsy, veterinarian stated â€œâ€¦The trachea was noted to be collapsed along entire length on dorsal aspect, with rings only complete around ventral 2/3 aspect of trachea and muscle layer folded into lumen of tracheaâ€¦. Presumable cause of death: Asphyxiation due to hypoplastic and collapsing trachea.â€
Description of any corrective action taken: Death was not transit related or caused by Continental Airlines, so no corrective action necessary.