Ameriflight flight carrying 53 rescue dogs and three crew members was forced to land on a snowy golf course in Waukesha County, Wisconsin on November 15. The aircraft was headed towards Waukesha County Airport (UES).
The Swearingen SA227-AT Metroliner (N247DH, msn AT-626B) belly-landed on the golf course, and went through some trees where the wings were sheered off.
The crew received some minor injuries and the 53 dogs survived and were being treated. They are available for adoption.
The airline issued this statement:
On November 15, 2022 at approximately 0900 local time, a SA227 cargo aircraft operated by Ameriflight, LLC of Dallas, Texas was involved in an incident near Waukesha County Airport (UES) in Waukesha, Wisconsin on a flight originating from El Paso, Texas.
There were three persons on board the aircraft. All are being treated for minor injuries by local medical personnel. It has been confirmed that there are no fatalities.
Ameriflight has reported the incident to the proper authorities and the airline is cooperating fully with the investigation.