Dogs on a plane: Flight with more than 50 hounds on board makes emergency landing at Wisconsin golf course


A plane with three people and 56 dogs on board made an emergency landing Tuesday morning at a golf course in a suburb of Milwaukee.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

The three people on board the twin-engine plane were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The canine crew, which was being flown from a shelter in New Orleans and bound for multiple Wisconsin shelters, were also being checked for injuries. They were expected to fully recover.

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County said the dogs will be put up for adoption after they are medically cleared.

The landing tore off the wings of the aircraft and caused a large fuel spill, which the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was called to clean up.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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