It was late fall when a plane crashed in the Paria Plateau near Page, Arizona. The small passenger plane had a few people and a dog on board. One of the people died on the spot, and the others were badly injured.
But somehow, from underneath the remains of the plane, emerged a dog. He was unharmed but had nowhere to go as he was surrounded by wilderness. After a while, people from the AZDPS Western Air Rescue arrived. They were using a helicopter, and the sound of the machinery descending scared the dog away. The rescuers had to secure the scene of the crash and look for survivors, but they were also concerned about the dog’s safety. They helped the survivors, patched them up, and then left to find the dog and make sure he is safe. They looked and looked but couldn’t find him anywhere.
Luckily, when federal investigators were flown back to the location of the crash, they spotted the dog lying next to the plane. He ran again when people arrived, but they managed to bring him back by offering him water. When they got close to the dog, they saw he was thirsty and starving, but otherwise, he was fine. He had sustained no deep injuries as a result of the crash.
The dog was flown to Page Airport and reunited with his family, who had been very worried. The dog is now safe and sound and is slowly recovering from the psychological damage caused by the crash.
Image Credit: Arizona Department of Public Safety