Organizing committee of World Cup apologizes to Saudi Federation for defect suffered by plane of team on trip to Rostov

Tuesday 1439/10/5 - 2018/06/19
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Moscow, Shawwal 05, 1439, June 19, 2018, SPA -- The Saudi Football Federation today received a written apology from the organizing committee of the 2018 World Cup in Russia about the conditions that accompanied the landing of plane that flew the Saudi team from St Petersburg on Saturday to Rostov in preparation for Uruguay on Wednesday.
The Organizing Committee confirmed in a letter to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Football Federation Dr. Adel Ezzat removal of the aircraft from transporting the Saudi team and all the teams participating in the tournament.
In its letter, the local organizing committee attached a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization of Russia confirming that what happened was only seeing flames on the right wing on landing. The situation did not necessitate an emergency landing on time. The plane landed normally because the aircraft engines were operating at landing, and taxied on the runway normally until the mission's left it.
The Organizing Committee reported that investigations would be completed with all relevant parties.
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