Dog survives deadly Colorado plane crash: 'She's a fighter'

5/25/2022 9:30:00 PM

Aside from a laceration and some soreness, Chata is fine.

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Aside from a laceration and some soreness, Chata is fine. FOX13

Aside from a laceration and some soreness, Chata is fine.

dog for her incredible story of survival.A good Samaritan saw 7-year-old Chata at the crash site on Sunday and brought her to a local shelter. The only noticeable wound was a laceration behind the ear,KDVRreports."She’s a strong gal," said Dr. Ashley MacDonald, a veterinarian at Arrowhead Animal Hospital in Westminster. "She’s just a big sweetheart. She looks like a tiny hippo."

RELATED:Aside from the laceration and some soreness, Chata is fine. "She’s a fighter," MacDonald said. "We’ve just been kind of managing her pain."Chata (Still image courtesy KDVR)Staff at the animal hospital were waiting for a family member to pick up Chata this week.

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miracle dog for her incredible story of survival.The dog, named Chata, is now being called a living miracle.Robert Devon Williams, 50, and Lee Russell King, 59, died in Sunday’s near Anthem Ranch Road and Las Brisas Drive.Copyright © 2022 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

A good Samaritan saw 7-year-old Chata at the crash site on Sunday and brought her to a local shelter. The only noticeable wound was a laceration behind the ear, KDVR reports. Ashley MacDonald, a veterinarian, someone found Chata wandering around the neighborhood nearby the plane crash site. "She’s a strong gal," said Dr. The Piper PA-32 plane took off around 11:45 a. Ashley MacDonald, a veterinarian at Arrowhead Animal Hospital in Westminster. Unfortunately, Chata’s owner was one of the pilots who died in the crash. "She’s just a big sweetheart.

She looks like a tiny hippo. “I know that Chata’s family loves her so much, and her dad passed doing something that he loved doing with her,” MacDonald said. The plane, which was likely in the air for less than one minute, , about 100 feet from the nearest house, according to the National Transportation Safety Board." RELATED: Aside from the laceration and some soreness, Chata is fine. "She’s a fighter," MacDonald said.” MacDonald, who treated Chata after the crash, said the dog is doing fine besides some muscle soreness and one gash behind her ear. "We’ve just been kind of managing her pain. No one witnessed the crash, but an experienced pilot witnessed the departure and noted two “carburetor coughs” that could signal a possible engine problem, the NTSB said." Chata (Still image courtesy KDVR) Staff at the animal hospital were waiting for a family member to pick up Chata this week. I was expecting a more critical, mangled patient, but she was wagging her tail the whole time,” MacDonald said.

"It’s a miracle," MacDonald said. " can do incredible things. MacDonald said she’s glad to have been able to help the family in some way during this tragic time." RELATED: ‘Lost puppy’ rescued by family turns out to be baby coyote Advertisement The crash happened Sunday shortly after the plane took off from Erie Municipal Airport, reports said. Pilots Robert Devon Williams, 50, and Lee Russell King, 59, were killed. It’s great that the family has a piece of (the pilot) kind of remaining with her, and she’s in great hands, so I think that’ll help their healing process,” MacDonald said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

    All the news you need to know, every day By clicking Sign Up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the . “It was so incredible to hear that she was kind of like the lone survivor… I can’t say (why), but animals are incredible, and they do crazy things, unexplainable things.