Saudi Arabia Soccer Team Plane Catches Fire Mid Air
18 June 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s official team’s plane caught fire in mid air while travelling to their next World Cup match.

The incident happened late Monday (GMT) amid dramatic scenes that saw flames being seen from the plane’s engine area.

They were aboard their Russian Airlines Airbus en route to Rostov.

The horrific scenes could have seen their match with Uruguay on Wednesday being cancelled.

The country’s football association has however assured the public that the players are safe. They said, “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 players were later filmed calmly leaving the 12 year old jet…

(Image: @AhmedMashaly24/Twitter)
The plane is a Russian Airlines Airbus A319-100 and no one was hurt in the terrifying incident.