Manchester United plane aborted landing at German airport

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Manchester United's players were involved in another air scare on Tuesday, as the aeroplane carrying the squad to Germany was forced to abort its landing, reports the Daily Mail.

Ready to touch down at Cologne airport yesterday, ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen, the pilot controlling the Red Devils' plane cancelled the descent just 400 metres from the ground, after noticing that another aircraft was already on the runway.

After pulling the plane up sharply and circling the airport for 10 minutes, the Monarch Airbus 321 was able to land safely, allowing David Moyes and his Manchester United players to proceed to their team hotel.

The pilot is believed to have emerged from the flight deck to apologise to the Premier League champions, reassuring them that they weren't in any danger, but it's understandable if any of the passengers were shaken up by the incident.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to detail the hairy in-flight experience.

"Landed in Germany... just... I've only just recovered after that choppy landing! #TouchedCloth" he said.

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