Manchester United plane aborted landing at German airport

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

Manchester United
UEFA Champions League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again