A flight bound for Belgium was forced to return to JFK airport after a horse on board got loose from its stall at 31,000 feet.
Yes, you read the right, a horse got loose on board an Air Atlanta Icelandic Boeing 747!
In audio obtained by You Can See ATC (via live Air Traffic Control), the pilot makes contact with ground services and tells them,” Yes, sir, we are a cargo plane.”
“We have a live animal, horse on board the airplane. And the horse managed to escape the stall.
“We don’t have a problem flying wise but we need to return, return back to New York.
“We cannot get the horse back secured.”
The plane was immediately approved to return to JFK Airport, though needed to dump 20 tons of fuel off the Atlantic as the plane was too heavy.
The pilot also asked for a vet to be on hand on arrival.
(Featured Image – AI-Generated – Horse on a plane movie tile’)
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