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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 01, 2018
Report Date: July 2018
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Cat
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 348
Originating Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Destination Airport: CSG (Columbus Metropolitan)
Reporting Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 348

Date & Time of Incident: 05/01/2018

Type of Incident: Injury

Description of Animal: Breed: Not Known

Animal Name: unknown

Description of Incident: A pet cat was accepted for transport in San Francisco, CA (SFO) with a transfer in Detroit, MI (DTW) destined for Columbus, OH (CMH). The cat was accepted in apparent good health with all required documentation present. After acceptance the cat was transported to the aircraft in SFO and loaded without incident. Upon arrival in Detroit, MI the ground crew unloaded the cat from the aircraft and transported the cat to the live animal transfer holding area during the layover between flights. The Detroit cargo crew noticed some blood on the kennel door whereby it appeared the cat had scratched at the door injuring one it's claws. Veterinary services bandaged the injured paw and provided authorization for onward transport to final destination. The cat went on to it's final destination and was reunited with its family.

Cause of Incident: The cat suffered a self-inflicted injury to it's paw believed to be from clawing at the kennel door resulting in a self-inflicted injury.

Corrective Action Taken: Self-inflicted injury. No corrective action.

PetFlight Report:
July 2018 Airline Pet Travel Report

Link to original report:
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/316036/delta-animal-incidents-report-may-2018-redacted.pdf

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