Saudi Arabia’s national airline has denied any affiliation with the Russian plane which caught fire carrying the kingdom’s national team on Monday.
The soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, after one of the engines on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match appeared to catch fire.
A spokesman for airline Rossiya said the fault that developed was due to a bird strike. The team were travelling on a Rossiya Airbus A319 from St Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don, where they are due to play their second Group A match against Uruguay on Wednesday.
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