World Cup jet blaze hor­ror

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AN en­gine burst into flames dur­ing the land­ing of a Rus­sian plane car­ry­ing the Saudi Ara­bian foot­ball team to a World Cup host city, but no­body was hurt, of­fi­cials said.

The fed­eral agency for air traf­fic said in a state­ment the Air­bus was fly­ing from St Peters­burg to Ros­tov-on-Don on Mon­day evening.

The air­craft landed with both en­gines work­ing and pas­sen­gers dis­em­barked nor­mally.

Ros­siya Air­lines, the flight’s op­er­a­tor, said the fire was prob­a­bly caused by a bird strike.

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