Saudi Arabia's plane catches fire on way to World Cup game

Saudi Arabia's plane catches fire on way to World Cup game

Unverified video footage showed the wing of the aeroplane in fire.

One person who posted footage of the incident said: "This is the Saudi team plane which they use to travel in Russian Federation for their next match against Uruguay".

Saudi Arabia's soccer federation released a statement on the plane incident and shared photos of the players calmly exiting the plane.

Flames were seen from the engine as the Russian Airlines Airbus was en route to Rostov where they take on Uruguay on Wednesday.

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"Nothing threatened the safety of the passengers". The team added that the fire was an "accident" and the players have reached the residence where they are staying until their next match. "The aircraft's landing took place in a routine fashion", supposedly with both engines still intact and operating normally.

Players, officials and coaching staff touched down in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don on Monday following the malfunction, with footage of the drama posted on social media.

Saudi Arabia have landed safely in Rostov-on-Don after experiencing a technical failure in one of their plane's engines mid-flight. The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

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