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Shocker: Saudi Arabia World Cup Team Plane Catches Fire Mid-Air With Players Onboard (Photos)

Posted by Samuel on Tue 19th Jun, 2018 - tori.ng

The Saudi Arabian World Cup team plane caught fire mid-flight with its squad right inside the aircraft.

 
Horrifying pictures show flames billowing from the jet's engines
 
It has been reported that the Saudi Arabia's official team plane was forced to make an emergency landing after catching fire with the World Cup squad on board.
 
Shocking footage shows bright orange flames billowing from the 12-year-old jet's engines as it approached Rostov airport - where the team will take on Uruguay on Wednesday.
 
According to The Sun UK, an official statement read from the football association read: "The Saudi Football Federation wishes to reassure everyone about the safety of all members of the mission of the national team after a minor technical malfunction in an engine.

"The plane landed a few minutes ago at Rostov on Don Airport, and UNOMIG personnel are now safely heading to their residence."
 
The squad got off the plane safely
 
The shaken players filmed themselves leaving the plane - a Russian Airlines Airbus A319-100 - shortly after landing.
 
They are hoping to redeem themselves after a humiliating 5-0 loss to hosts Russia last Thursday.



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