Man United's plane aborts landing in Germany

KEN FERRIS
Last updated 13:35 27/11/2013

Relevant offers

Football

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's seeing Double ahead of FA Cup decider against Arsenal Comedian offers sarcastic apology for sideline coverage of Liverpool v Sydney FC Pulling pair from under-20 World Cup into All Whites about best possible preparation for Confederations Cup Young Aucklander gets call to train with football giant FC Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo captains Portugal squad to face All Whites at Confederations Cup New Zealand U-20s on verge of advancing at World Cup after win over Honduras Surprises unlikely in All Whites squad for European friendlies to be named on Friday Fans blast embarrassing, cringeworthy, Australian football show Manchester United win Europa League in emotional final against Ajax Recap: Manchester United v AFC Ajax - Uefa Europa League final

Manchester United's plane had to abort its landing seconds from touchdown as the squad flew to Germany for Wednesday's Champions League match with Bayer Leverkusen, British media reported.

The chartered 185-seater Monarch Airlines Airbus 321 jet circled before landing safely at the second attempt, 10 minutes late at Cologne's Konrad Adenauer Airport on Tuesday.

"The aircraft, carrying the squad and back room staff, was 400 metres from the Cologne runway when the pilot was alerted to another plane on the ground and had to quickly abandon the descent and rise sharply," the Manchester Evening News reported on its website.

United central defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted: "Landed in Germany .... just .... I've only just recovered after that choppy landing!"

United, who declined to comment on the incident, will reach the last 16 with a win in the Group A clash at the Bay Arena.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content