Airline: American Airlines
Incident Date: Dec 17, 2012
Report Date: February 2013
Incident Type: Injury
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 880
Destination Airport: CLT (Charlotte/Douglas Intl)
Carrier and Flight Number American Airlines Flight #880
Date and Time of the Incident 17 December 2012 @ 1843
Description of the Animal, Including Name Canine, named Dante
Narrative Description of Incident During the off loading, the crew noticed a dog was loose in the forward bin. The bin was closed and secured to prevent the dog from escaping the aircraft. Crew members were able to put a leash around the dog and the owner was notified.
Narrative Description of Cause of the Incident The dog had chewed through the kennels seal creating an opening to escape. The minor injuries that resulted were treated by a local veterinarian.
Narrative Description of any Corrective Action Taken in Response to Incident No immediate corrective action has been taken.