Monday, 23 July, 2018

Saudi Arabia World Cup Plane Catches Fire; Watch Scary Mid-Air Video

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A statement from the federation's English-language Twitter feed confirmed the incident, in which no one was injured.

The plane carrying Saudi Arabia's 2018 FIFA World Cup team caught fire Monday night near Rostov, Russia, and was forced to make an emergency landing at the city's airport, according to multiple media outlets.

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The plane was a reportedly a Russian Airlines Airbus A319-100 and no one was hurt in what must have been a terrifying incident. The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia, which lost its first match against Russian Federation 5-0 in the World Cup's opening match, will square against Uruguay on Wednesday.

"It was a small fire in one of the engines, the right engine, but the plane landed safely".

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia will face off with Uruguay, who are hoping to appease some worries after only beating Egypt 1-0 thanks to a late goal.

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