Plane forced to make emergency landing after horse gets loose in the middle of flight

Horses on tarmac waiting to be loaded onto airplane
Horses on tarmac waiting to be loaded onto airplane Photo credit Getty Images/Leila Melhado

We’re all already well versed in just how dangerous snakes can be on a plane.  How about a horse?

A cargo plane departing JFK Airport for Belgium had to turn around and make an emergency landing after a horse got loose from its stall, and nobody could figure out how to wrangle it back in.

According to CNN, the plane had climbed to about 31,000 feet when a crew member contacted Air Traffic Control to report the loose horse.

The plane redirected back to JFK and though no word was released on the condition of the horse the plane attempted another takeoff six hours later, and reportedly made it to its destination successfully.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Getty Images/Leila Melhado