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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: May 31, 2018
Report Date: July 2018
Incident Type: Death
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: Not reported
Flight Number: 2567
Originating Airport: PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl)
Destination Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Reporting Airport: DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)


Report:

Carrier: Delta Air Lines

Flight Number: 2567

Date & Time of Incident: 05/31/2018

Type of Incident: Death

Description of Animal: Breed: Pomeranian

Animal Name: Alejandro

Description of Incident: A pet Pomsky "Alejandro" was accepted for transport in Phoenix, AZ (PHX) with a transfer in Detroit, MI (DTW) destined for Newair, NJ (EWR) . The canine was accepted in apparent good health with all required documentation present. After acceptance "Alejandro" was transported to the aircraft in PHX and loaded without incident. Upon arrival in Detroit, MI the ground crew unloaded Alejandro from the aircraft and transported him to the live animal transfer holding area during the layover between flights. The Detroit cargo crew transported Alejandro from the transfer area to the gate for the next flight. The aircraft loading crew for the flight to Newark at the time of loading noticed Alejandro was unresponsive. Alejandro was taken back to the cargo transfer area where Detroit operations had Alejandro taken to local Veterinary services for evaluation whereby he was determined to have died.

Cause of Incident: At the time of this report the results of the necropsy are not complete - no cause of death has been determined.

Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action taken at the time of this report.

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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