Dog that Survived Michigan Weekend Plane Crash Found Safe & Sound
A dog that went missing after miraculously surviving a plane crash over the weekend in Michigan has been found and is being reported safe.
Plane Crash Sunday in Macomb County
Three human passengers and a six-month-old golden retriever named Charlie survived the crash.
Authorities were called to the Ray Community Airport in Macomb County's Ray Township on Sunday afternoon after a single-engine plane lost power shortly after taking off from the airport. The pilot says he lost power to the plane's engine shortly after lifting the aircraft's landing gear. The 44-year-old pilot reports that he was approximately 100 feet into the air when he chose to make a 'controlled crash' into an area just off the airport's runway.
Two other passengers and the dog were onboard the aircraft. The pilot and his 37-year-old wife are from Chicago and the couple's 17-year-old niece is from Georgia. All three were in Michigan visiting family.
Miraculously, all three passengers and the dog survived the crash. According to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, all three passengers exited the plane on their own and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatments of broken bones, lacerations, and burns.
As of this writing, the two adult passengers have been released from the hospital, the 17-year-old girl is in stable condition.
Dog Ran Away From the Scene
After the plane touched down on Sunday, the dog ran away from the scene of the crash and was reported missing. However, on Tuesday (7/26) the website DogTime is reporting that the six-month-old golden retriever named Charlie has been found and has since been reunited with his owners.