Dog survived plane crash in Arizona wilderness and reunited with family

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In Page, Arizona, a dog has been reunited with his family after he survived a plane crash in Paria Plateau.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash which occurred on September 22, killed one person and left a woman seriously injured. At the time it had not been known that a dog had also been on the plane.

The pilot, Jim Petersen did not survive. The passenger Uta Petersen was transferred to a Utah hospital.

“As they arrived at the crash scene that night, our pilot and trooper-paramedics spotted a dog sitting near the plane wreckage.”

ADPS press release

When the men tried to capture the dog, he ran away, but three days later when investigators returned to examine the wreckage, the dog had returned and was sitting there – obviously waiting for his family. Officials were able to capture him then and offer him water. Amazingly, even though he was hungry and thirsty, the dog appeared to be in decent shape.

An air rescue crew flew the dog to Page Airport in order for the dog to be reunited with his family.

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