Austin Hatch’s Dog Survives Plane Crash

Brady; Inset: Austin Hatch

Courtesy of Charlevoix County Sheriffs Department

updated 06/29/2011 AT 12:35 PM ET

originally published 06/29/2011 AT 2:30 PM ET

After a private plane crashed into a garage in Charlevoix, Mich., on Friday, an improbable story emerged: the lone human survivor, 16-year-old Austin Hatch, had lived through another fatal plane crash eight years earlier.

On Saturday, a second story emerged that seemed almost as unbelievable. While the two crashes had made Hatch an orphan, his dog, a Labradoodle named Brady, survived the accident.

Brady’s survival is even more incredible given that another family dog, a sheltie-collie mix named Alli, was found dead at the scene Friday.