Dozens of rescue dogs are a-OK now, but for a while there, things got kind of shaky. That’s because the twin-engine plane carrying them was forced to make a crash landing on the back nine at a Pewaukee, Wisconsin, golf course.
Authorities said the plane swiped through trees, losing both wings, before hitting the ground and sliding several hundred feet. It finally came to a rest on one of the greens.
Several crew members received treatment at the local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, said rescue personnel. Some of the 50-plus dogs on board were hurt, too, but none of those injuries are serious. Most just seemed scared and confused, but have come around since, authorities indicated.
Plane Carrying More Than 50 Rescue Dogs Crash Lands
All of the dogs are available for adoption via the Humane Animal Welfare Society. Some have already been claimed.
Rescue dogs are often flown into Wisconsin from Louisiana.
“Whether it’s overcrowding or sometimes medical issues that they don’t have treatments for down there, they don’t have the resources, natural disaster situations, all those sorts of things, and we help with the overcrowding so they can find homes down here,” said Rebecca Marver of the Sheboygan County Humane Society, via CBS 58.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of the plane crash.