Incident Date: Aug 02, 2006
Report Date: October 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 6 years
Flight Number: 784
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Reporting Airport: PDX (Portland Intl)
Incident #2 CO Flight #784 EWR-PDX Dog - Shar-pei 6 years old August 2, 2006 Female, Name: Not Available
Narrative Description: Description of the Incident: Animal arrived into Portland, Oregon, from Newark, NJ, deceased upon arrival.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: The necropsy reported that there was no evidence of any underlying condition that might predispose this animal to sudden and unexpected death, but it also stated that "it cannot be ruled out that this death was due to metabolic / chemical disturbances occurring at a sub-cellular level that do not result in visible changes." An internal investigation showed that all handling was per established guidelines, and that the aircraft was operating appropriately.
Description of any corrective action taken: No action was taken, as the death was not transit related.