Incident Date: Sep 27, 2010
Report Date: November 2010
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 21 months
Flight Number: DL635
Originating Airport: SFO (San Francisco International)
Destination Airport: NRT (Narita International Airport (Tokyo Narita))
Reporting Airport: NRT (Narita International Airport (Tokyo Narita))
Delta Air Lines
Flight Number: 635 – San Francisco – Narita/Tokyo
Date and Time of Incident 27September 2010, 4:45 PM
Type of Incident: Death
Description of Animal Breed: Bulldog Age: 21 months Name: Skittles
Description of Incident: On arrival at Narita the bulldog, Skittles, was deceased. He was transported to the owner’s destination in the Philippines where a necropsy was performed.
Cause of Incident: The necropsy report states the probable cause of death was heat stroke/lack of oxygen.
Corrective Action Taken: There was nothing during the transportation of Skittles to indicate mishandling. However, as an extra measure, all SFO baggage acceptance agents will be briefed on the special needs of pug nosed dogs and cats. In addition, agents will confer with their supervisor before accepting this type of pet.