Frightened horse injured due to fighter aircraft flying over farm outside Trondheim

F-35 fighter jetsF-35 fighter jets.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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A dressage horse will probably have to be terminated. The horse sustained major injuries when one of the Armed Forces’ fighter planes flew over a farm in Leinstrand last summer.

The farm is located in Leinstrand, just outside Trondheim and on the other side of the fjord from the Armed Forces Airport at Ørlandet.

Horse owner Turid Buvik told Forsvarets Forum that her horses are used to hearing air traffic but that the Armed Forces’ fighter aircraft on August 24 last year flew so low that the horses were frightened. 

The dressage horse Sandina jumped and threw herself around, which led to her being injured.

Compensation paid out

The Armed Forces have paid compensation of NOK 100,000 to Buvik, which is equivalent to about half of what the horse is worth. Before the injury, Sandina was valued at NOK 250,000.

A year later, Buvik says that she will probably have to kill the horse.

“It is a horse that has lost its quality of life. She is not feeling well, she’s upset, struggles to eat,” Buvik said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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