The Kingdom’s national football team landed safely after their plane’s engine went on fire mid-air. The Green Falcons were set to leave St. Petersburg and head to Rostov-on-Don on Monday, via the Rossiya airline when a malfunction with the plane took place.
The Russian airline stated speculations of its cause, being more than likely, a bird caught in the engine.
Videos of the incident were instantly shared on social media
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According to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, all the Saudi national team players have arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don this afternoon to play against Uruguay, and currently are staying in their residence, and that the fire was merely an accident. pic.twitter.com/ai67skC1Kp
— Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) June 18, 2018
The Saudi Football Federation announced that the team’s players are safe and well
???? | قائد المنتخب الوطني أسامة هوساوي يطمئن الجماهير pic.twitter.com/AXwshsfpNt
— المنتخب السعودي (@SaudiNT) June 18, 2018
The Green Falcons are set to face Uruguay on Wednesday.