June 2012 - death #2

UA flight #1591 Newark to San Diego Dog– Golden Retriever / 6 yrs old Male June 16, 2012 Name: Rocket Owner/Guardian REDACTED NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION Description of the Incident: Pet arrived San Diego deceased upon arrival. Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed and the cause of death was undetermined, but with self-inflicted injuries present. Dog said to not travel well and died early in flight on Saturday with necropsy performed Monday. Histologic changes compatible with those produced by advanced autolysis hampering a critical evaluation of the submitted tissues. Description of any corrective action taken: None as the cause of death was not related to United Airlines’ handling.


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