Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jun 04, 2013
Report Date: August 2013
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 3 years
Flight Number: 176
Originating Airport: JNU (Juneau Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Incident 1 Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 176 (Juneau, AK to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Time of incident: Approximately 9:30 A.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): A 3-year-old, male bulldog, named Harley.
Narrative description of incident: Upon arrival into Seattle baggage claim, it was discovered that a three-year-old bulldog, was not breathing. A passenger performed pet cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a veterinarian was called. After providing detailed information to the veterinarian over the telephone and checking the dog for a heartbeat and any eye reactions, it was decided to stop cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the advice of the veterinarian. The dog’s remains were transferred by Alaska Airlines representatives to a local veterinarian for cremation.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: A three-year-old bulldog was discovered not to be breathing upon arrival at the Seattle baggage claim. No injuries were present and there was no apparent damage to the kennel. There is no evidence to suggest that the airline’s handling contributed to the animal’s death.
Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: No action required. No photographs available