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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Apr 22, 2015
Report Date: June 2015
Incident Type: Loss
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 7 years
Flight Number: DL5423
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: BMI (Central Il Regl Arpt At Bloomington-Normal)
Reporting Airport: BMI (Central Il Regl Arpt At Bloomington-Normal)


On April 21, 2015, Delta Cargo accepted two Chihuahuas for travel from Los Angeles, CA to Bloomington, IL via Atlanta, GA. The dogs were presented in one kennel. The kennel was inspected and all paperwork was processed. The animals, named Foxy and Cookie, traveled on board DL1754. DL1754 was off the ground in LAX at approximately 1115 and arrived ATL at 1753. Both Foxy and Cookie arrived into ATL without incident. The animals were scheduled to depart ATL to BMI on DL5423 at 2110 the evening of April 21. While awaiting the flight's departure to BMI, the crew advised the flight encountered a mechanical issue. During the delay the dogs were maintained in our animal holding room . DL5423 finally departed ATL at 0705 the morning of April 22. On arrival of DL5423 into BMI, agents observed the kennel was soiled inside. Prior to releasing the animals, agents attempted to clean the inside of the dog's crate. As agents were walking Cookie, the rope used as her leash became unknotted and darted across the airport grounds. At one point, airport authorities were able to corner Cookie, but she unfortunately took off again. The search for Cookie is ongoing. In the meantime, Foxy was released to the owner. Agents at BMI attempted to clean the dog's crate and used a rope in order to walk Cookie in a n area. The ro became unknotted

PetFlight Report:
June 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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