Arsenal Women's team experienced an unexpected delay in Germany after their Champions League match against Wolfsburg, as their plane caught fire on the runway Sunday evening.
Thankfully, the incident did not result in any injuries, and the team remains safe. The pilots of the Boeing 737 ensured a safe evacuation of passengers, including the Arsenal first team squad.
Arsenal released a statement confirming the team's safe arrival in England Monday morning.
“Our aircraft developed a technical issue prior to take-off in Germany on Sunday evening,” the statement read.
‘”As a result, we remained in Wolfsburg overnight on Sunday before flying back to England on Monday afternoon. We would like to thank the staff onboard the aircraft and on the ground at the airport for their assistance.”
The Gunners were returning from their 2-2 tie game against Wolfsburg in the Champions League at the Volkswagen Stadium on Sunday.
Reports indicate that a bird flew into the left engine, causing the technical problem igniting the flames.
Arsenal aims to clinch a Champions League final spot following Sunday's 2-2 first-leg comeback.