Hatch Family Dog Survives Plane Crash

By Scott Sarvay

June 27, 2011 Updated Jun 27, 2011 at 4:26 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Identified by microchip Labradoodle Brady Hatch is one lucky pooch.

Brady is the only dog that survived of the two dogs that were on the tragic flight that crashed into a residential garage in Traverse City, Michigan.

Brady was found late Saturday night and was picked up by a family friend on Sunday at the Charlevoix Animal Control where one officer called his survival an “Absolute Miracle.”

Julie Whitley with the Charlevoix Co. Animal Control says, "It's a miracle that anyone survived the plane crash and we were especially surprised when this dog came into the shelter, we scanned it for a microchip which we do with every animal that comes in and it came back to the family that was in the plane crash and the dog actually belongs to Austin.

Brady was reunited with Austin Hatch, the 16-year-old who also survived the plane crash.




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