Flydubai Boeing 737-8KN aircraft with 150 people onboard on Monday catches fire soon after takeoff from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu in Nepal.
This occurred less than a day an American airline, Boeing 737’s engine burst into flames midair before the pilot safely executed an emergency landing at Ohio airport, as the aircraft was allegedly struck by a bird.
It was also a terrifying moment for Arsenal women’s soccer team on Sunday evening when their plane caught fire just before it was set to take off.
It was gathered that no one was injured, and the squad made it home safely on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred moments after Arsenal played Wolfsburg in a Champions League match in Germany.
Reports indicated that a bird flew into one of arsenal women football team plane’s engines just before it was set to take the players back to London.
Arsenal in a statement reportedly said that the plane suffered a “technical fault” which saw the players stay an extra night in Germany before safely returning to London the following day.
“Our aircraft developed a technical issue prior to take-off in Germany on Sunday evening. As a result, we remained in Wolfsburg overnight on Sunday before flying back to England on Monday afternoon.
“We would like to thank the staff onboard the aircraft and on the ground at the airport for their assistance”, Arsenal Football club said in quote.
The Fly Dubai plane carrying over 150 passengers on Monday caught fire in one of its engines shortly after taking off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. The flames could be seen coming from the engine as seen videos posted online while the flight was en route to Dubai from Kathmandu.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said in quote: “Fly Dubai flight number 576 (Boeing 737-800) Kathmandu to Dubai flight is normal now and proceeding to her destination Dubai as per the flight plan.
“Kathmandu airport operation is normal from 16:14 UTC (09:59pm local time),”.
The incident was reported to have taken place 40 minutes after the plane took off on Sunday.
American Airlines flight 1958 had on Sunday morning just taken off from John Glenn International Airport and was headed to Phoenix when the plane was forced to return to the airport in Columbus, Ohio after its engine catches fire:
“Correction to our earlier tweet: the aircraft experienced mechanical issues, not an engine fire. Thank you to our emergency crews for their quick response,” the America Airport authority said in quote.