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A turboprop plane crash-landed on a Wisconsin golf course carrying 53 rescue dogs from New Orleans.
Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed into the lawn , said the club's general manager Jason Heales. The plane then overshot several trees, lost its wings and crashed into a tree and came to a stop.
Maggie Tate-Tecktmann, director of the Humane Society, said the flight was scheduled by HAWS to transport adopted dogs from the southern states to shelters in the Wokesh area.
“All pets are doing well”,– Tate-Teckmann said.
Three passengers and several puppies suffered minor injuries, but there were no deaths. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.
Hours after the crash, HAWS employees began a fundraising campaign to “ cover unforeseen medical and other expenses incurred as a result of the incident”. By Thursday afternoon, the organization had raised over $6,500, over $1,500 more than expected.
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