15 April 2009
Woman seeks compensation after suffering serious head injuries
A woman who sustained serious head injuries is seeking compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Jane Holloway suffered a fractured skull when she was kicked by a horse that she claimed had been spooked by a low-flying RAF Chinook aircraft.
The 62-year-old was left unconscious and subsequently had to undergo three operations as a result of the damage caused by the animal.
In addition, she now has a hoof-shaped scar on her head.
Ms Holloway stated: "[The pilot] was flying really low, lower than the roof of the farmhouse which is about 30 feet.
"The horses went absolutely mad, I don't really remember anything else, I remember just thinking 'I'm dead'."
According to a spokesperson for the MoD, which has an annual budget of more than £32 billion, the organisation is currently investigating Ms Holloway's claim and is examining aircraft data and technical documentation as part of the process.