A aircraft was compelled to return to an airport shortly after taking off when a horse received unfastened on board.
Round half an hour after leaving New York on its solution to Belgium, the Boeing 747 cargo aircraft contacted air site visitors management to tell them of the escaped animal.
“Sure sir, we’re a cargo aircraft,” a pilot may be heard saying in an air site visitors management recording obtained by Live ATC.
“We’ve got a dwell animal, a horse, on board the aeroplane and the horse managed to flee its stall. We do not have an issue as of flying-wise, however we have to return to New York.
“We can’t get the horse again safe.”
FlightRadar24 information confirmed the aircraft had climbed to 31,000ft earlier than being compelled to make a U-turn off the coast of Boston.
The audio confirmed it then dumped round 20 tonnes of gas over the Atlantic, to make sure the plane was not above the secure weight restrict for touchdown.
The pilot can then be heard asking air site visitors management to request a vet is current when the flight lands at New York’s JFK airport.
‘We’ve got a horse in… problem’
Upon touchdown, a management tower employee requested the pilot in the event that they required help.
“On the bottom, adverse, on the ramp, sure,” he replied.
“We’ve got a horse in… problem.”
The operator of the 9 November flight, Air Atlanta Icelandic, has been contacted for remark.