On September 22, 2021, a plane crashed just 30 miles southwest of Page, Arizona. The plane came from San Martin, California and went down while landing in Arizona. The cause of the accident is still unknown.
It was a small plane with two people and a dog. The pilot was killed and the passenger was seriously injured in the crash. The dog escaped but immediately fled in panic. Fortunately, officials later tracked down the skate and the traumatized child. He is now in the care of a familiar home, but it may take some time for him to recover.
An unexpected accident.
The Cocaine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, which occurred at approximately 9:25 p.m. He identified the pilot as Jim Peterson and the passenger as Utah Peterson. He did not say what the relationship was. The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to determine the cause of the accident.
Then, officials saw a dog in the wreckage of the plane, which was incredibly tangled. When someone tried to approach him, he ran away in fear. He did not see the dog again that day.
Authorities took Petersen to a Utah hospital, but his injuries have not been identified. Jim Peterson’s body was taken to the Cocaine County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.
The dog returns to safety.
Investigators returned to the scene three days later, and to their surprise, the dog returned. He sat down next to the wreckage again, but bowed when he saw the helicopter land. The crew used water to lure the dog, and strapped it to prevent it from escaping again.
The dog was tired, hungry and thirsty, but other than that he was in good shape despite everything. Somehow, he didn’t get hurt much by accident. His survival was like a miracle.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety wrote, “This tough guy was in good shape to survive a plane crash and a few days in the Arizona desert.”
The air rescue team took the dog to Page Airport, its initial destination. From there, Cochin County officials reunited the boy with his family. It may take some time for him to calm down after this traumatic event, especially if he was close to the humans on board. Hopefully, Utah Patterson will recover soon.