View Full Version : Danish Airforce Kill Rudolph- Santa Sues

30th Sep 2005, 07:28
BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4295968.stm)

Shouldn't his red warning beacon on his nose have prevented this?


The Danish air force has admitted causing the death of Rudolph the reindeer and has paid compensation to Father Christmas.

The air force admitted liability and paid him 31,175 kroner (2,850).

"We're more than happy to pay if it means children around the world will get their presents," a spokesman said.

The animal had been grazing happily, he said, when two Danish F-16s thundered overhead. He complained to the air force, which ordered an investigation.

"We got a letter from Santa complaining about his reindeer's death and looked into it seriously," air force spokesman Captain Morten Jensen told Associated Press.

Flight data showed the jets had been in the area at the time, and a vet concluded that their deafening roar had caused Rudolph to have heart failure.

30th Sep 2005, 07:58

It's still only September!

Christmas comes around earlier every year.

Let's have a moritorium on all posts to to with &*$%&mas until 20 Dec, at least.

The Odd One

ps Venison is very nice. I hope the pilots got to keep the beast.