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Golden Retriever Puppy Survives Plane Crash in Michigan and the Story Gets Even More Amazing

Hearing about a plane crash in the news is never easy. It can invoke scary thoughts like losing loved ones and can trigger panic or travel-phobia. Understandably so! Still, we wanted to share a plane crash story with a happy ending (yes, those exist) to let you know that scary moments don't always end tragically. In this case, it's completely the opposite!

It all happened at Ray Community Airport in Ray Township, Michigan, according to CBS Detroit. The passengers of the small plane included an unnamed pilot in his 40's, his 37-year-old wife, their 17-year-old niece, and the family's 6-month-old Golden Retriever puppy, Charlie. Though it hadn't been long since takeoff when communication with the engine stopped, the plane was only able to descend to 100 feet above the ground before crashing by the runway. Eyewitnesses saw a dog run away from the scene of the wreck, and Charlie was reported missing shortly after.

Want to know what happened to the pup? Check out this update from WWJ Newsradio 950 on TikTok.

Luckily, it didn't take long before a mail carrier spotted the pup. Charlie was then handed over to first responders, who kept the plane's youngest survivor safe and comfy until the entire family was able to be reunited. 

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Yep--everyone was alive and well following the crash, minus a few cuts, burns, and bruises. CBS Detroit reports that, while the husband-wife duo was released from the hospital, the teen girl remains there in stable condition. 

Though the crash itself is still under investigation, those who are learning of it are so relieved to hear of the happy endings. Just check out the comments on @wwj950's TikTok!

"Been praying 🙏 they found him," @anneberrybaker wrote. "Yes🥰!!!" That just goes to show how universal the love for dogs really is. Just thinking about our own baby going missing makes us feel for the family so much! Plus after a plane crash? We couldn't imagine. Fortunately, this family will be completely reunited soon enough, and they can begin to put this nightmare behind them.

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