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Airline: Delta
Incident Date: Aug 02, 2015
Report Date: October 2015
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: No Definition
Animal Age: 4 years
Flight Number: DL1435
Originating Airport: LAX (Los Angeles Intl)
Destination Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)
Reporting Airport: MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul International)


Cargo Incident Report Type: Injury Date of Incident: August 2, 2015 Location: Minneapolis, MN Routing: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – Minneapolis, MN (MSP) AWB: 006-08084635 Description of Animal: 4yr old male Dachshund mix, named “Charlie” Description of Incident: On August 2, Delta Cargo accepted a four year old Dachshund mix (according to the health certificate) named Charlie at our facility in LAX. All documents were reviewed and processed in accordance with our live animal procedures, including the attachment of all required labels and kennel markings. Agents in LAX did not report anything unusual about Charlie’s behavior. After the acceptance process was complete, Charlie was placed in the animal holding area to await the departure of DL1435. Flight 1435 had a scheduled departure time of 0025. The local temperature at the time of departure was approximately 69ºF. On the arrival of DL1435 into MSP, the cargo driver picked up Charlie, along with another dog (under a separate shipment) from the flight and loaded them into a cart for delivery to the warehouse. After hearing noises coming from the loading cart, the agent pulled over and found Charlie attempting to escape from his crate. The agent also observed blood coming from his mouth as Charlie was chewing the releasable cable ties. As the driver left to locate replacement ties for the kennel, Charlie escaped from the cart but was soon found and new releasable cable ties were applied. By the time the driver arrived at the warehouse, Charlie had chewed through the second set of replacement ties and had again escaped his from his crate. With assistance from employees and the airport police, Charlie was located the following day. He was immediately delivered to Southview Clinic for an examination. At Delta’s expense, doctors performed surgery on Charlie’s upper left incisor. Cause of Incident: Self inflicted wounds Corrective Action Taken: None Warranted

PetFlight Report:
October 2015 Airline Pet Travel Report
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