Airline: Alaska Airlines
Incident Date: Jul 24, 2013
Report Date: September 2013
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 10 years 11 months
Flight Number: 37
Originating Airport: PHL (Philadelphia Intl)
Destination Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Reporting Airport: SEA (Seattle-Tacoma Intl)
Incident 2 Carrier: Alaska Airlines Flight: 37 (Philadelphia, PA to Seattle, WA) Date of incident: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Time of incident: Approximately 9:00 P.M. PT
Description of animal (including name): An 11-year-old, male Labrador mixed breed dog.
Narrative description of incident: Customers were traveling with their 11-year-old, Labrador mix, and upon arrival in Seattle, WA the dog arrived unresponsive. The Manager on duty spoke to the Customers, and they requested assistance in taking their dog to VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital in Burien, WA for cremation and requested the remains be shipped to their son’s address in Seward, AK.
Narrative description of the cause of the incident: An 11-year- old male Labrador mixed breed dog passed away while in transit. 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