The fire was seen from the engine of the Russian Airlines Airbus
A statement from the Saudi Football Federation reassured everyone about the team’s safety. The plane caught fire due to a “minor technical malfunction in an engine.”
The statement further explained that the “plane landed at Rostov on Don Airport, adding that the team is “now safely heading to their residence.”
No injuries were sustained during the incident, which occurred at Russian Airlines Airbus 1319-100.
Saudi Arabia lost to Russia 5-0 during their 2018 World Cup opener on June 14.