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Plane carrying 56 rescue dogs, 3 passengers crashes on golf course

(PEWAUKEE, WIS) — A twin-engine cargo plane carrying 56 rescue dogs and 3 passengers crashed on a gold course in Wisconsin Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a plane that crashed on the Western Lakes Golf Course Tuesday at approximately 9:04 a.m.

The plane suffered significant damage, with three passengers and 56 rescue dogs on board.

All passengers and several dogs received minor injuries when the plane crashed near the third hole of the golf course, hitting a band of trees that caused detached the wings, said Lake Country Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Matthew Haerter.

The plane was en route from New Orleans, Louisiana, to adoption shelters in Wisconsin.

The dogs are under medical supervision, but there will be no delays in placing them up for adoption, as they should be medically cleared soon, according to reports.

It is unclear what caused the plane crash, and an investigation is currently underway by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.