EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A horse grazing in a field in El Paso County had to be put down after the animal was struck by a plane. The plane was blown off the runway at the Meadow Lake Airport near Colorado Springs.

Plane Kills Pregnant Horse

(credit: Julie Shook)

The small plane went through a fence and struck the pregnant horse. The horse’s owner said she lost her husband and sister in a plane crash five years ago this month. Her horse had been helping her cope with those losses.

Plane Kills Pregnant Horse

(credit: Julie Shook)

The plane’s pilot wasn’t hurt but the horse had to be euthanized.

Plane Kills Pregnant Horse

(credit: Julie Shook)

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