Horse Caused Plane To Make Emergency Landing Getting Loose In Cargo Hold
A cargo plane leaving New York had to make an emergency landing when a horse they were traveling with got loose in the cargo hold and they could not get it under control.
According to a report, the aircraft had already ascended to 31,000 feet and was over Boston when the pilot radioed air traffic control. In a recording of the conversation between the pilot and ATC, you can hear the pilot of the aircraft explaining to air traffic controllers that a horse they are transporting has escaped its enclosure and was loose on the airplane.
In the process of making the emergency landing, the plane had to dump 20 tons of fuel. The plane landed safely and a veterinarian was brought in to examine the horse and help is calm down. The horse was then resecured in the cargo hold and the flight took off again later that evening with the horse landing at its destination without issue.