A twin-engine airplane crash-landed at Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee on Tuesday morning, Nov. 15.
Officials tell FOX6 News the call for the crash landing came in just after 9 a.m. Three adults on the plane suffered non-life-threatening injuries – and were taken to a hospital for treatment. The plane also had 53 dogs on board that were checked for injuries.
The debris field started on the golf course’s fifth hole. The wings were sheared off, and the plane’s fuselage came to a stop on the third hole. Officials said the emergency landing led to a significant jet fuel spill – roughly 300 gallons went into the ground and to a nearby marsh. The Wisconsin DNR responded to assist.
This flight was a planned transport, bringing at-risk adoptable dogs from shelters in the southern U.S. to the Waukesha Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) and several partner shelters. Vans waiting at Waukesha County Airport were told to head to the golf course, and the dogs were quickly whisked away.
The plane’s pilot, co-pilot and human passenger were not seriously hurt.