Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Oct 09, 2012
Report Date: December 2012
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: AA1334
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #1334
Date and Time of the Incident 09 October 2012 @ 2350
Description of the Animal, Including Name Canine, named Rocco
Narrative Description of Incident During the off loading, the crew noticed that one of two dogs in a single kennel was deceased. They called for a Customer Service Manager who escorted the customers to the kennel. Both pets were taken to a local veterinarian for examination.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The veterinarian performed a necropsy of the deceased pet and examined the surviving pet. The exact cause of death is unknown.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident Aircraft maintenance employees checked the aircraft cargo area and all systems were operating properly. No immediate corrective action has been taken.