A plane carrying Manchester United fans to Austria was forced to emergency land in Germany due to an issue with the engine, according to reports. Supporters are still making to trip despite United’s game against LASK being played behind closed doors because of coronavirus fears.
The Sun claims that the fans in question had to spend Tuesday night in Frankfurt and thankfully everyone escaped unscathed after a safe landing.
Press Association journalist Simon Peach was on the flight. He tweeted the following:
Hats off to the pilot for dealing with whatever that was so smoothly. Everyone OK… just thirsty 🍻 pic.twitter.com/FusJCYse0g
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 10, 2020
Peach described how passengers could see an orange glow after the engine lit up mid-flight which is more than enough to cause concern.
The Europa League clash will be played at the 21,000-capacity Linzer Stadium on Thursday — with United fans expected to find a decent boozer to enjoy the game in.