In the USA, a plane with 53 dogs on board crashed on a golf course: pilots and animals survived (photo)
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During landing, the liner hit wings on the trees – and they were torn off. Then he skidded through the mud and green turf at the second hole, and finally crashed into a tree at the third hole, where he stopped.
Last Tuesday in the US, 53 adopted dogs were transported from New Orleans to the city of Wakesha, Wisconsin, but instead the plane made an emergency landing on a snow-covered golf course on the outskirts of Milwaukee. This was reported by The Washington Post.
Employees of the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewokee, Wisconsin, observed the landing of a twin-engine turboprop aircraft.
According to club manager Jason Goltz, during the landing, the liner hit the wings of the trees – and they were torn off. He then skidded through the mud and green turf at the second hole, and finally crashed into a tree at the third hole, where he stopped. Lake Country Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Matthew Herter, called the landing “relatively catastrophic.”
After landing, golf club staff rushed to pull the two pilots and a passenger on board from the damaged plane. Then came the turn of the dogs, which were transported in boxes.
All the dogs on board survived, while the pilots and some animals received minor injuries. About 300 gallons of jet fuel spilled onto the field and had to be cleaned up.
According to the head of the local Humane Society (HAWS) Maggie Tate-Tecktmann, such flights take place regularly to transport foster dogs from the southern states to Wisconsin shelters. But more often vans are used for this.
The causes of the accident are still being established. After the crash, HAWS representatives launched a fundraiser to cover medical and other expenses. By November 17, they managed to raise over $6,500, although they initially counted on only $5,000. A few days later, 19 out of 53 dogs were taken from the shelter.