Airplane with 52 horses on board makes an emergency landing

May 15, 2018

An airplane carrying 52 horses (and six people) was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland.

It was meant to be flying from Miami to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

An emergency was called after warning lights in the cockpit indicated there may be a fire onboard, and that one of the cargo doors had opened.

Shannon Airport, in Ireland, was notified and emergency services were in place near the runway when the flight landed.

Vets were also put on stand-by.

When the 747 aircraft landed it was checked for any signs of fire or lost cargo, but fire was found and no horses had been injured.

The horses have now been flown to their destination in the Netherlands.

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Atleast it was good in the end.


Thank goodness that they had no one had been injured and that the horses are now at their destination


I love horses


Thums Up!, Thumbs Up! Congrats to the pilots!

Sabrina Cameron

It's good no horses were injured! But that would've been scary for the horsies 🙁
By Sabrina Cameron


I'm just glad the horses were alright.


luckily no horses were hurt˙ ͜ʟ˙


I'm glad the horses where okay.


I'm glad the horses where okay.


Thank goodness the horses are all ok! That would be very scary for the horse owners though!


oh thats sad alest they are alright


how could a plane suddenly have a cargo door open and a fire


lucky horses that is so shocking!


I'm glad the horses where okay.


I a pm so glad no horses were hurt