The Rossiya A319 (VP-BNB) carrying the Saudi Arabian football team to Rostov-on-Don for their FIFA World Cup match against Uruguay experienced an engine issue. But the aircraft landed safely.
📄| The Saudi Arabian Football Federation would like to reassure everyone that all the Saudi national team players are safe, after a technical failure in one of the airplane engines that has just landed in Rostov-on-Don airport, and now they’re heading to their residence safely.
— Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) 18 juni 2018
VIDEO: Flight carrying the Saudi Arabia national football team suffers ‘technical incident’ on approach to Rostov-on-Don as the team flew in for their next #WorldCup fixture on Wednesday. No injuries reported. Aircraft believed to be Rossiya Airbus A319. | Video credit TBA. pic.twitter.com/wb5rpQ1DQR
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) June 18, 2018
Apparently the problem was due to a bird strike.