Fenerbahce’s team plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after it was hit by a bird on its way to the UK for Thursday’s Europa League game against Manchester United, BBC reports.
The private chartered aircraft was travelling from Istanbul in Turkey when it was diverted to Budapest, Hungary.
A second plane was then sent from Istanbul to pick the team up from Budapest and take them to Manchester,
The Turkish side play United at Old Trafford in Group A at 20:05 BST.
Kafilemizi Manchester'a götüren uçağın camına kuş çarpması nedeniyle, uçak Budapeşte'ye zorunlu iniş yaptı. Endişe verici bir durum yok. pic.twitter.com/tYhUWp2omJ
— Fenerbahçe SK (@Fenerbahce) October 19, 2016
The club’s Twitter account tweeted there was “nothing alarming” after the incident.
Fenerbahce, who are ninth in Turkey’s Super Lig, are currently top of the Europa League group and a point ahead of United, who are in third.
Their team includes ex-United striker Robin van Persie and former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.
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