A plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s team caught fire on Monday mid-air, as the team were travelling to their next match venue at the ongoing 2018 World Cup.
Flames were to be seen from the engine of the Russian Airbus enroute Rostov.
Saudi Football Federation has said the team landed safely describing it as a ”minor technical malfunction”.
“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.”
Saudi Arabia were thrashed 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament.They will play Uruguay in their next fixture on Thursday.