According to air traffic control recordings, the horse freed itself within 30 minutes of takeoff.
A cargo jet bound for Belgium from New York was forced to turn back mid-flight after getting caught in a horse’s hold, according to air traffic control audio.
A Boeing 747 operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic was flying across the Atlantic Ocean on 9 November.
It had just begun its journey when the pilot radioed air traffic control in Boston that a horse aboard the plane had escaped its stall and loosened its grip.
The aircraft was cleared to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport and landed a short time later.
horse escaped from airplane
According to air traffic control recordings obtained by YouTube channel ‘You Can See ATC’, the horse freed itself within 30 minutes of takeoff.
Air Atlanta Icelandic pilot flight Radio controllers said, “We are a cargo plane with a live animal, a horse, on board.”
The pilot continued, “The horse managed to escape from its stall.” He said there was no problem “flight-wise”, but they needed to return to New York because they could not secure the horse.
The pilot also said that planeTo ensure a safe landing it was necessary to dump 20 tons of fuel before heading back to New York.
The controller gave the green light and the pilot made a U-turn off the coast of Boston.
Nearby pilots were also warned about “fuel dumping about 10 miles away.” [16 kilometres] West of Martha’s Vineyard.”
The pilot called a veterinarian
The 747 pilot had another request. “I believe we need a vet – vet, I guess you could call it, on the horse landing,” he said. “Is this something you can talk to New York about?”
The controller said he would forward it.
Upon arrival jkf, the controller asked if assistance was still needed. “On the ground, negative. On the ramp, yes, we have a horse problem,” the pilot responded.
It is still unclear how the horse got lost, but he remained unharmed during the remainder of the journey. jkfAccording to the audio.
The flight was able to take off shortly after landing at JFK and successfully landed at Liège Airport on Friday morning.