Saudi team lands safely in Russia’s Rostov after engine fault

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The Saudi Arabian Football Federation says its national football team landed safely in the Russian city of Rostov.

This came after what it described as a minor technical fault in one of the engines of the plane flying the team to the Russian city.

Videos shared on social media appeared to show the plane’s wing on fire while it was in the air.

Menwhile, Russia’s aviation watchdog Rosaviatsya says it will investigate the incident.

Rosaviatsya said that during the landing there was a brief fire on one of the engines, but the landing took place with the two engines in operation and there was no threat to passenger safety.

Rosaviatsya will investigate reasons for this accident involving all related parties, including the company which developed and produced the engine,” Interfax quoted a Rosaviatsya spokesman as saying.